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CLAS 1003 - Introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman History

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
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 introduces students to key aspects and events in ancient Greek and Roman history. We recommend that students take this before CLAS 1004, The Ancient World Through Film, 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 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 systems and history. The first half of this course will explore the development of city-states in 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 key concepts of political and social life in the Republican 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 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 $820 Band 1 $820 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
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18584 LEC0 110 34 No details available
Note: Online Lecture
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11943 TU04 24 5 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
8 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
11944 TU03 25 3 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
8 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
11945 TU02 25 4 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
8 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
11946 TU01 30 16 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
8 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11947 SE01 100 24 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room