What is the mediterranean: climate, soil, food, tourism, history. Mediterranean diet: olives, garlic, tomato, cabbage, blue fish , wine. Architecture: amphitheatres, pula, croatia, use of arches (rome, use of theatre (greece) Philosophy: greek influence on the western world. In art: a relief of a striding lion, babylon 604-562 bce, heracles and lion. Syllabus: office hours monday 11-12, location ah 424b, dpiskac@hrstud. hr. Breakdown: attendance 5 (12 points, participation 5 (12 points, essay 1 25, essay 2 25, final exam 40. Final exam: 650-800 words, excerpt from the book, explain the passage, evidence of understanding 21, correct answering 5, extensive knowledge base 5, originality 9 !!!! First essay: influence of ancient greek cities on adriatic sea, influence of roman art on croatian mediterranean cities, the birth of venetia and its influence on creation mediterranean cities. Second essay: city of zagreb in between central and south-east europe, croatia and venetian republic, city of dubrovnik as a colonial republic.