Courses & Units

Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Ancient Rome HTC102

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome, from its foundation in 753 BCE to the reign of the emperor Domitian (81–96 CE). Examples of seminar topics include the Roman monarchy, family life, poetry and politics (Catullus and Cicero), the Roman army, the life and death of Julius Caesar, and Augustan literature (Virgil and Ovid). This unit provides the foundational knowledge and skills required for further studies in Ancient Civilisations.


Unit name Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Ancient Rome
Unit code HTC102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jayne Knight and Dr Jonathan Wallis

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes) 

Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (typically comprising two 30-minute lectures and two periods of discussion)

Off Campus:

Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)

2 x 30-minute lecture recordings weekly

4 x 2-hour Web Conference (discussion-based)

* Weekly online quiz @ 50-100 words (10%)                                                
* 3 x Primary Text Analysis @ 250 words (15%)                                                    
* Major essay @ 1500 words (35%)                                                                           
* 2-hour exam (40%)

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