• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Classics
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History, History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ryan Strickler
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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In this course students will undertake readings in one of: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin or Ancient Greek, with a view to analysing or translating texts, literature or history. Students will continue their training in Classics methodology and engage with pre-professional and professional scholars by attending seminar papers presented in the Centre for Classical Studies research seminar program.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Review, evaluate and apply the types of evidence and approaches used by Classical scholars to address difficult issues in the discipline;
2. Engage critically with arguments by modern scholars,;
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) Students undertaking readings in Latin or Ancient Greek will demonstrate the ability to translate a range of texts in either Latin or Ancient Greek from a variety of genres
(b) Students undertaking readings in Ancient History and Classical studies will 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;
5. Continue training in some of the key methodological approaches used by historical, literary and philological scholars in their study of Greek and Roman antiquity.

Indicative Assessment

Workshop participation (10%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination (90%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of seminar
b) 94 hours of independent student research and reading.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CLAS4008: Readings in Classics.

Preliminary Reading

The reading list that forms the basis for the exam is changed from year to year according to student interest staff involved in teaching the course. Readings supplied to students.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
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
6114 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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