Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Introduces key aspects of the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome in the context of Mediterranean civilisation. Investigation of these fascinating civilisations will include the following topics:
* Society and culture in Greece and Rome
* Greek families, Roman families, households and values
* Slaves and slavery
* City life in Athens, Greece and Rome
* Plague and disease
* War, warfare, generals and politics
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 Greek empires and the Roman world.
By 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 contexts.
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 classical civilisation in the context of Mediterranean civilisation.
7. have developed an understanding of Greek 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 Greek and Roman society.
10. have examined internal conflicts of evidence in Greek and 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.
* Society, households, values and culture in Greece and Rome
* War, warfare, generals and political strife in Athens and Sparta and Rome.
* Slaves and slavery : Spartacus and slave rebellions
* City life and politics in Athens and Rome
* Archaeology and its value for classical studies, and plague and disease in the ancient world.
EPHUMA305 Ancient History and Culture at Ourimbah campus
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks