Faculty of Arts


CLASSICS 315

Special Topic: Space in the Ancient World


Description

This course uses Greek and Roman artistic, literary and archaeological sources to look at how ancient ideas about space and the physical world developed over time, from early Greece to late antiquity.

During the course, we will analyse literary and artistic representations of space, examine ancient knowledge of the physical world, and explore how ancient ideas about space differed from ours.
Themes explored include mapping, travel and transport, the urban/rural divide, provincial and exilic identity, mythical geography and space in epic poetry.

Availability 2020

Summer School

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Christina Robertson

Reading/Texts

The reading list will be provided on Canvas.

Assessment

50% coursework (20% source critique, 30% essay) and 50% exam

Points

CLASSICS 315: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage II in Classical Studies, Ancient History or Classical Studies and Ancient History, or 30 points at Stage II in Greek or Latin

Restrictions

CLASSICS 215


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