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CLAS 1003 - Private Lives & Public Spectacles in Greece & Rome
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CLAS 1003 - Private Lives & Public Spectacles in Greece & Rome

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3210
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Bibliographical/Reading assignment (10%), 1,200 word paper (20%), 1,200 word paper (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)
Syllabus:

This course is a companion to our other first year course, “The Ancient World Through Film”. We recommend that students take both courses, but it is possible to do either by itself. Historical studies can explore many different aspects of the past: political, economic, social and cultural. In this course, we focus on the different ways in which Greeks and Romans shaped their private lives and public world. This specialised theme provides a conduit through which we can explore in detail significant aspects of ancient Greece and Rome whilst at the same time acquiring some broad overviews of their political system and history. Beginning with the Homeric bard and the origins of the Olympic Games, the first half of this course will explore the Greek concept of competition, sports and drama festivals which developed within the city-states of sixth and fifth century BC Greece. How did these affect the concept of state-identity and philosophical notions of the ideal citizen? The second half of the course will explore the political importance of public displays in the Republic and Imperial periods of Rome. Here we contrast the different values given to public “dignitas” (prestige through public office) and private “otium” (luxurious leisure). Other important aspects concern private banquets (social and political networking), and the public spectacle, such as gladiatorial combats and chariot races, which became highly politicised in the Empire and exploited by emperors. This course is not available with exemptions from lecture or tutorial attendance.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $769 Band 1 $769 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3210 Mon 12/03/2012 Sat 31/03/2012 Fri 04/05/2012 Fri 08/06/2012


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
15304 LE01 200 60 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 10am - 11am Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 333, Law Lecture Theatre 2
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14808 TU01 18 2 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
14809 TU02 18 5 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM213, Engineering Seminar Room 2
14810 TU03 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
14811 TU04 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
14812 TU05 18 6 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 723, Seminar Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 723, Seminar Room
14813 TU06 18 4 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm 233 North Tce, 212, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm 233 North Tce, 212, Tutorial Room
14814 TU09 18 3 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 9am - 10am Napier, LG19, Tutorial Room 2
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Napier, LG19, Tutorial Room 2
14815 TU10 18 7 29 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, LG21, Tutorial Room 1
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, LG21, Tutorial Room 1
14816 TU12 18 1 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, LG15, Tutorial Room 4
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, LG15, Tutorial Room 4
20014 TU13 18 7 28 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
20044 TU08 18 11 29 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 512, Tutorial Room 3
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 512, Tutorial Room 3