Ancient Greece


Examines the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars in the 5th Century BC. The course content is examined through literary and archaeological evidence. This introductory compulsory course prepares students for the compulsory courses at 2000 and 3000 levels as well as providing an introduction to other courses in the Ancient History major, including other courses at 1000 level. It also provides a historical and literary complement to the study of Classical Languages.



  • Semester 1 - 2015


  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. To provide students with an introductory knowledge of Ancient Greek history

2. To instruct and support an understanding of the changing conditions of Greek society and to explore and nurture an understanding of a culture other than one's own

3. To promote information accumulation in one area of the discipline and to do so via discipline-specific processes, including an awareness of the ethical issues and standards within the discipline

4. To encourage critical thinking and the expression of the same through assessment tasks that provide avenues for creative problem solving, locating, evaluating and using relevant information, teamwork, technological illiteracies as well as oral and written communication competencies

5. To enhance student competency regarding oral communication of knowledge of Ancient Greek history, including ethical sensitivity (including an awareness of ethical issues and standards within the discipline) and intercultural awareness (respect for and understanding of cultures other than one's own)


  • Sources for the study of Greek history
  • Bronze Age history
  • The rise of Greece in the Archaic age
  • Athens
  • Sparta
  • Persia
  • Development of Greek political systems
  • Ancient sources for the study of 5th Century Greece
  • Persian invasion of Greece

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AHIS1010. Students who have successfully completed AHIS1010 are not eligible to enrol in AHIS1000.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Tutorial Paper and Oral Presentation

Project: Research Project

Essay: Major Essay

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term