Roman Society

Course code AHIS3520Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

An exploration of various aspects of Roman social life and civilisation in the Late Republican and Early Imperial eras.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Objectives1. Isolating the most important sources on Roman Social history and gaining an understanding of their coverage and limitations.

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

3. Understanding the structure of the course of a life in the Roman 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.
ContentThe structure of Roman Society

The life cycle: birth, marriage, old age, death

Gender and status in Roman society


Living conditions

The urban environment

The games

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% each (circa 1000 words each) = 50%
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne major essay or equivalent task = 50% (circa 2000 words)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AHIS3520