• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Classics
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History , History, Literature, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course will take a specific topic or area of study within Classical Studies, and examine the available ancient sources of evidence, modern responses and methodological approaches, and encourage students to engage directly with both ancient evidence and modern approaches.  The topic to be considered will vary from year to year, but will always be closely aligned to the research interests of the lecturer, ensuring that the course provides insights into and training in research in Classical Studies.

In addition students will undertake readings in one of: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin or Ancient Greek, with a view to analyse or translate texts, literature or history.

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. Review, evaluate and apply the types of evidence and approaches used by Classical scholars to address difficult issues in the discipline, with a focus on a particular area of research;
  2. Engage critically with arguments by modern scholars, dealing with a specific aspect of the ancient world;
  3. Develop and enhance skills in close reading, marshaling evidence, and presenting original arguments both verbally and in writing to graduate standard; and
  4. (a) Demonstrate the ability to translate a range of texts in either Latin or Ancient Greek from a variety of genres
(b) Evaluate a variety of advanced approaches to analysis of Greek and Roman history or literature and use scholarly writing as a model for their own work.

Indicative Assessment

Seminar presentation (approx 30 minutes) + leading discussion (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3)

3,500 word essay (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3)

Examination 1 – 2 hours (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3)

Examination 2 – 3 hours (30%) (LO 4)

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A 2 hour seminar and 1 hour seminar or tutorial each week, for 13 weeks.  Students are expected to undertake a further 17 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 260 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Classical Studies (MCLAS), or Master of Arts, Graduate Certificate of Arts (CARTS).

Assumed Knowledge

A strong familiarity with the history and literature of the Classical world.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 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.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $5208
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $8292
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3477 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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