Greek Society

Course code AHIS3510Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

An exploration of facets of Greek social life and civilisation in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Isolating the most important sources on Greek Social history and gaining an understanding of their coverage and limitations.

2. Developing of a critical approach to modern interpretations of Greek Society.

3. Understanding the structure of the course of a life in the Greek world, and differences of emphasis from the modern world.

4. Appreciation of the shape of the urban environment and its impact on social structure.

5. Ability to express such appreciation and criticisms succinctly and accurately.
ContentClass and status in Greek society

Trades and professions

Life cycle: birth, marriage, old age, death


Living conditions

Urban life

Health and diet
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units at any level in Ancient History or History
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo tutorial papers or equivalent task @ 25% (circa 1000 words each) = 50% These papers aim at training students in assessing the bias and content of major sources in relation to a specific historical problem.
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne major essay or equivalent task = 50% (circa 2000 words). This is a major individual research and writing assignment selected from a choice of topics related to central themes of the course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for .5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term