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CLAS 1004 - The Ancient World through Film
University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CLAS 1004 - The Ancient World through Film

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3220
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Reading exercise (10%), 1,200 word tutorial paper (20%), 1,200 word tutorial paper (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)
Syllabus:

This course takes a selection of cinematic reconstructions of the ancient world, and uses them as a "gateway" through which we introduce students to key themes in the literature and history of Greece and Rome. As films such as The Odyssey (1997), 300 (2006), Cleopatra (1964), Rome (2005), Gladiator (2000) and Agora (2009) clearly show, the ancient world continues to inspire modern film; we aim to take these examples of classical reception as a starting point for our exploration of major works and key themes. Following a series of introductory lectures that outline key starting points for those students new to Classics (and those new to film theory and reception studies), the course will divide into five sections - one for each film and the key ancient themes associated with it. We will locate each film in its proper historical setting (both modern and ancient), before moving the discussion on to consider the relevant classical texts that inspired, informed, and shaped each production. 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 $755 Band 1 $755 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
3220 Mon 06/08/2012 Fri 31/08/2012 Fri 14/09/2012 Fri 26/10/2012


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24904 LE01 190 68 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Medical School Sth, SG16, Stirling Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Medical School Sth, SG16, Stirling Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Medical School Sth, SG16, Stirling Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Medical School Sth, SG16, Stirling Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24390 TU01 18 6 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Tutorial Room
24391 TU02 18 4 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
24392 TU03 18 3 26 Jul - 13 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 205, Seminar Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 205, Seminar Room
24393 TU04 18 9 26 Jul - 13 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Napier, LG18, Tutorial Room 3
4 Oct - 25 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Napier, LG18, Tutorial Room 3
24395 TU06 18 6 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 140, Tutorial Room
24396 TU07 18 12 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room
24398 TU09 18 4 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
24399 TU10 18 3 25 Jul - 12 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room
24400 TU11 18 5 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 204, Tutorial Room
24401 TU12 18 6 24 Jul - 11 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room
2 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2059, Tutorial Room