Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


An exploration of facets of Greek social life and civilisation in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Isolating the most important sources on Greek Social history and gaining an understanding of their coverage and limitations.

2. Developing of a critical approach to modern interpretations of Greek Society.

3. Understanding the structure of the course of a life in the Greek world, and differences of emphasis from the modern world.

4. Appreciation of the shape of the urban environment and its impact on social structure.

5. Ability to express such appreciation and criticisms succinctly and accurately.


Class and status in Greek society

Trades and professions

Life cycle: birth, marriage, old age, death


Living conditions

Urban life

Health and diet

Assumed knowledge

20 units at any level in Ancient History or History

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Two tutorial papers

Essay: Major essay