Sparta

Course code AHIS2110Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Focuses upon Spartan history from her ancient origins down to the 4th Century BCE and key aspects of her political and social organisation and practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of ancient source material in translation (incorporating Greek and Roman value terms) in conjunction with modern scholarly opinion.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Knowledge of Sparta, her history, culture, and tradition in antiquity
1.1 To offer students a sound, discipline-based study of Sparta
1.2 To foster an interest in the course and its various components: the evolution of Sparta from Mykenaian times to the 4th Century BC; Sparta's unique system of government and lifestyle; her relations with neighbours; her image in the eyes of the Greeks; the idealisation of her system by philosophers and historians; aspects of religion and cult; the special status of women.

2. Appreciation and the influence of Sparta
2.1 To establish and develop connections between Sparta, her history, culture and tradition and other courses taught within the field of humanities
2.2 To encourage and strengthen linkages between the artistic and cultural worlds of ancient Greece and Rome and the historical and social environments of Western society

3. The Development of Communication Skills
3.1 Oral communication
3.2 Written communication
3.3 Electronic communication

4. Research Development
4.1 Independent research skills
4.2 An ability to communicate the products of research in a clear, concise and analytical manner
ContentAn Introduction to the Course: Aims, Teaching Methodology, Difficulties in dealing with the evidence

Early Sparta from Mykenaian times to the end of the 8th Century BC

The Lykurgan System and Spartan institutions

Sparta and the Greeks from the 6th to the 4th Centuries BC

Religion and Cult; the special status of Women

The Decline of Sparta as a Power in the mid-4th Century BC

Sparta through the eyes of ancient Philosophers and Historians: Ideal versus Reality
Replacing Course(s)AHIS3150 Sparta
TransitionStudents who have previously completed AHIS3150 Sparta are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units at any level in Ancient History or History
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne Source Analysis exercise = 10% (500 words)
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne tutorial paper or equivalent = 30% (1000-1250 words)
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne essay or equivalent task = 40% (2000-2250 words)
Other: (please specify)Take-home Text Analysis and Quiz or equivalent task = 20%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AHIS2110