Available in 2017

Course handbook


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

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. 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.


Class and status in Greek society

Trades and professions

Life cycle: birth, marriage, old age, death


Living conditions

Urban life

Health and diet

Assumed knowledge

20 units at any level in Ancient History or History

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Two tutorial papers

Essay: Major essay

Contact hours



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


Face to Face On Campus 0.5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials run fortnightly commencing in Week 2.