Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


AHIS1000 traces the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars in the 5th Century BCE. The course content is examined through written and archaeological evidence. This introductory course prepares students for the courses at 2000 and 3000 levels as well as providing an introduction to other courses in Ancient History, including other courses at 1000 level.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Evaluate differing versions of major authorities, ancient and modern, on major historical issues relating to Ancient Greece.

2. Contribute to group discussions related to major issues in Ancient Greek history.

3. Apply and interpret information collected through research tasks on Ancient Greek history.

4. Analyse and construct arguments about a major issue related to Ancient Greece.


We will investigate the ancient sources available for the study of Ancient Greece and Persia and how to use them, including early Athens and the rise of the Persian Empire, as well as the Persian invasions of Greece in 490 and 480 BCE.           


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

Assessment items

Participation: Tutorial Paper and Oral Contribution (30%)

Project: Artefact analysis research project (30%)

Essay: Major Essay (40%)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12

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