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Richard Lim, professor of Ancient Mediterranean, Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity.
Richard Lim has been teaching the history of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds at Smith since 1990. Every semester, he offers one his four-course ancient history survey sequence: “Ancient (Archaic and Classical) Greece” (HST 202), “Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World” (203), “Roman Republic” (HST 204) and “Roman Empire” (HST 205). These introductory courses accommodate students with varying background and levels of preparation and indeed are designed to welcome entering/first-year students. He also offers colloquia on various topics in ancient history (HST 206), including “Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery” and “Greek Sports and Roman Games.” He also twice taught an interdisciplinary seminar (PRS/Presidential Seminar 313) on “Western Encounters in Afghanistan” with Cornelia Pearsall (English). In addition, he has been offering every year or every two years a course on the Ancient Silk Road (HST 201) that treats key Eurasian historical interactions from c. 500 B.C. to the end of the Mongol Empire. Several colleagues outside of History, including those in Art History, Classics, Religion, etc., also contribute through their courses and expertise to the richness of the ancient studies/history curriculum at Smith.