This course examines the major Greek, Roman, Jewish and Eastern philosophical systems that developed between the years 750 B.C. and A.D. 500. These schools of thought are of great importance because they make up the intellectual basis for subsequent philosophical inquiry in both Eastern and Western civilizations. The important writers and works are reviewed in an effort to discover the main points, the reasons and the historical significance of their positions. Also offered as CT 411. See Interdisciplinary Studies Chair.