• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Fighting wars was one of the central activities of the ancient world. This course looks at the place of warfare in Greek and Roman life and culture. It will trace the development of styles of warfare, in terms of weapons, tactics and individual experience, from "Homeric" warfare to the Roman Empire, looking at developments in archaic and classical Greece, the period of Alexander and the Hellenistic world, and the Roman Republic and Empire. But it will also look at how warfare was linked with social expectations, gender and class, and will examine what we can learn from the treatment of war in literature and art. In addition, the course will also examine questions of commemorative culture and public memory. No knowledge of languages other than English will be required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically read ancient sources.
  2. Research and write on warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds.
  3. Construct and criticise arguments.
  4. Present material orally and in writing.
  5. Understand the ways other societies differ from our own.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]

In-class exercises (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]

Group presentation and written notes (2 pp) (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

Essay (2,000 words) (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

One three-hour exam in the examination period (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]

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Workload

The course consists of one 1–hour lecture, one 2–hour tutorial, and seven hours of associated study time per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of Ancient History (ANCH) or Classics (CLAS) or History (HIST) Courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANCH6504. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2178
2006 $2178
2007 $2178
2008 $2178
2009 $2178
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3090
2006 $3090
2007 $3090
2008 $3090
2009 $3090
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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