Faculty of Arts


Themes and Issues in Ancient Culture


Students will learn to interpret ancient evidence including literary texts and material culture and evaluate modern scholarship and its analysis. They will conduct independent research for the essay using primary evidence and secondary sources. They will learn presentation skills through seminar delivery. They will learn to analyse and reflect upon ancient texts and material culture and general questions in preparing for the in-course assessments, and through direct engagement with the ancient evidence and literary works.

 They will also learn how to overcome biased and partisan source material, and how to use literary evidence appropriately and critically for a clearer understanding of the past, and develop an appreciation of the way that interconnected ideas and concepts influence and affect one another, how historical processes effect society and learn how to explain these ideas and processes coherently in an academic manner.

To complete this course students must enrol in ANCHIST 749 A and B.


Assessment: Coursework only

Availability 2021

Semester 1 and 2 (full year)


Lecturer(s) Dr Dougal Blyth


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ANCIENT 749A: 15.0 points

ANCIENT 749B: 15.0 points

ANCIENT 749: 30.0 points

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