The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course will examine aspects of the prosecution of war in the ancient world. The course will consider the attitudes, roles and actions of the warring parties, and the impact warfare has on combatants and non-combatants alike.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

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.

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

3. Interpret information collected through research tasks on ancient warfare.

4. Analyse arguments about a major issue related to ancient warfare.


We will investigate the ancient sources available for the study of warfare in Greece and Rome and how to use them, as well as how and why war was waged.

Assessment items

Project: Research project on an aspect of ancient warfare (30%)

Essay: Major Essay (40%)

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial paper - written and oral contribution (30%)