- Code ANCH3504
- 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
- Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History , History
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course explores the imperial expansion of the ancient Greeks and Romans into the larger Mediterranean environment, and examines the cultural negotiation with and adjustment to the conquerors by subject peoples on the imperial periphery. The course focuses in particular on the Mycenaean and Dorian invasions into the Greek mainland during the Bronze Age; the era of Greek colonisations in the West during the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.; and the Roman conquest, 'provincialisation' and 'Romanisation' of vast areas of the Mediterranean world. The course employs a range of colonial and post-colonial methodologies, archaeological method and materials, and close examination of the ancient literary evidence to track the cultural transformations at the point of intersection between centre and periphery.
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. Critically engage with the political and social histories and cultures of the Hellenistic Mediterranean world;
2. Analyse and evaluate primary historical sources;
3. Conduct research using the primary sources and modern scholarship on the period;
4. Formulate logical arguments based on the primary source evidence
5. Communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes
6. Develop a sophisticated knowledge of European, Asian and Middle Eastern Geography, and an understanding of how ancient maps onto modern geographical space
Indicative AssessmentTutorial/workshop/forum Participation (10%) LOs 1, 2, 4, 5
2,500-word Essay (40%) LOs 1-5
2 x 15-min Geography Quiz (5% each for a total of 10%) LO 6
2 x 15-min Terms and Concepts Quiz (5% each for a total of 10%) LOs 1, 2
2-hr Final Exam in formal final examination period (30%) LOs 1-5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials;
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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