Classical Studies 2

Description

Introduces key aspects of the world of Rome in the context of Mediterranean civilisation. Topics and the associated assessment tasks provide for significant diversity in learning styles and a better understanding of Mediterranean histories and cultures. The course employs historical, archaeological and other written and literary forms of evidence to shed light upon Greco-Roman societies in the context of the building of the Roman and Republican Empire.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Utilise and interpret primary and secondary evidence.

2. Compare and contrast different and differing forms of evidence.

3. Relate events in their historical context.

4. Recognise key events, persons and their reportage.

5. Come to a reasonable conclusion or critical summary of events and their historical contexts.

6. Present well-written appreciation in researched essay-form, and a developed understanding of Macedonian and Roman societies in the context of Mediterranean Civilisation.

7. Have developed an understanding of Macedonian and Roman society in historical and geographical contexts.

8. Have read and interpreted maps, time-lines, charts and visual/archaeological forms of evidence.

9. Have solved problems of evidence and appreciate the cultural diversity of Roman society.

10. Have examined internal conflicts of evidence in Roman sources in times of peace and war.

11. Have read and analysed evidence on "Free"/Citizen status and standing and contrast with ancients' views and practices of slavery for presentation of results in clear and sound, researched essay-form.

12. Have examined the role of slaves in ancient societies in the context of the phenomenon of large scale rebellion.

Content

The course covers:

  • Society, households, values and culture in Rome.
  • War, warfare, generals and political strife.
  • Carthage and Rome: Hannibal and Carthage - enemies of Rome.
  • Slaves and slavery: Spartacus and slave rebellion.
  • City life and politics in Rome.
  • Archaeology and its value for Classical Studies of the Macedonian and Roman World.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPHUMA238.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Essay: Essay 3

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks