Classical Studies 2

Course code EPHUMA238Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Introduces key aspects of the world of Rome in the context of Mediterranean civilisation. The following topics are included:
* Society and culture in Rome.
* Slaves and slavery.
* City life in Rome.
* Archaeological approaches and the Greco-Roman Mediterranean.
These 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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
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.
ContentThe 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)EPHUMA239 Ancient History and Culture 2
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA138
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 1, 500 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 2, 700 words,
Essays contribute to course objectives. In particular, students will develop and display competency in topic analysis, research, note taking, critical reading and construction and presentation of a written argument, utilising appropriate technologies.
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 3, 1000 words
Examination: FormalFinal examination, in the University Examination period,students will develop and display the capacity for individual research and assess overall proficiency in this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA238