- Code ANCH2019
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Critically read ancient sources.
- Research and write on warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds.
- Construct and criticise arguments.
- Present material orally and in writing.
- Understand the ways other societies differ from our own.
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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The course consists of one 1–hour lecture, one 2–hour tutorial, and seven hours of associated study time per week.
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