• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest History
  • Minor code ANCH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Ancient History minor focuses on two of the great civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, Greece and Rome. These civilisations have been enormously influential down to modern times: the Greeks invented democracy, history, philosophy and the scientific method, while the Mediterranean has never again been united as it was under Roman rule, and Rome’s legacy continues to resonate in modern oratory, law, urbanization and international relations. Much of Western culture claims descent from Greece and Rome, yet these ancient societies were also exotically different from our own.

The First Year courses in Ancient History treat Classical Greece and Late Republican Rome, while also training students in how to use and read ancient sources (in translation). Later Year courses will cover a range of periods and aspects of Greek and Roman history, including politics, war and imperialism, society and economy, and mythology, art and architecture. 

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANCH1013 Ancient Athens: democracy and empire 6
ANCH1014 Rome: Republic to Empire 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANCH 2009: Artefacts & Society
ANCH2021 Ancient World in Film 6
ANCH2016 Bad neighbours: Law and life in ancient Athens 6
ANCH2017 Emperors and Madmen: The Early Roman Empire 6
  ANCH 2019: Greek and Roman warfare
ANCH2020 A region in antiquity: Gallipoli and western Turkey 12
ANCH2022 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World 6
  CLAS 2002: Myths and Legends
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