An exploration of various aspects of Roman social life and civilisation in the Late Republican and Early Imperial eras.
- Semester 1 - 2016
1. 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.
The structure of Roman Society
The life cycle: birth, marriage, old age, death
Gender and status in Roman society
The urban environment
Health and diet
20 units at any level in Ancient History or History
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Two tutorial papers
Essay: Major essay
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks
For particular dates and times refer to course guide.