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

The Ancient History major 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 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 introduce students to the politics, culture, and mythology of Ancient Greece and 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. speakwith some authority on ancient Greekand Roman history;
  2. thinkcritically and analytically about major issues and controversies in ancient Greek and Roman history;
  3. writemore effectively and critically, andmaster oral communication;
  4. distinguish between primary and secondary sources and critically evaluate them; and

  5. develop a global perspective by studying the histories of two very different and chronologically distant cultures.

Relevant Degrees

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

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

ANCH1013 - The World of Classical Greece (6 units)

ANCH1014 - Rome: Republic to Empire (6 units)

CLAS1003 - The Myths of Ancient Greece and Rome (6 units)

A maximum of 24 units from the completion of the following list:

ANCH2015 - Travellers and Geographers in Antiquity (6 units)

ANCH2017 - The Roman Empire (6 units)

ANCH2026 - Rome: After Empire (Europe 400—800 AD) (6 units)

ANCH3504 - Imperialism, Conquest and Colonisation in the Ancient Mediterranean World (6 units)

CLAS3000 - Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion in the Ancient and Modern Worlds (6 units)

CLAS3100 - Remembering and Forgetting in the Roman Empire (6 units)

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