The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


Examines the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars in the 5th Century BC. The course content is examined through literary and archaeological evidence. This introductory compulsory course prepares students for the compulsory courses at 2000 and 3000 levels as well as providing an introduction to other courses in the Ancient History major, including other courses at 1000 level. It also provides a historical and literary complement to the study of Classical Languages.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate an introductory knowledge of Ancient Greek history

2. instruct and support an understanding of the changing conditions of Greek society and to explore and nurture an understanding of a culture other than one's own

3. promote information accumulation in one area of the discipline and to do so via discipline-specific processes, including an awareness of the ethical issues and standards within the discipline

4. demonstrate critical thinking and the expression of the same through assessment tasks that provide avenues for creative problem solving, locating, evaluating and using relevant information, teamwork, technological illiteracies as well as oral and written communication competencies

5. demonstrate competency regarding oral communication of knowledge of Ancient Greek history, including ethical sensitivity (including an awareness of ethical issues and standards within the discipline) and intercultural awareness (respect for and understanding of cultures other than one's own)


  • Sources for the study of Greek history
  • Bronze Age history
  • The rise of Greece in the Archaic age
  • Athens
  • Sparta
  • Persia
  • Development of Greek political systems
  • Ancient sources for the study of 5th Century Greece
  • Persian invasion of Greece


This course replaces AHIS1010. If you have successfully complete AHIS1010 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Participation: Tutorial Paper and Oral Contribution

Project: Research Project

Essay: Major Essay

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term