Courses & Units

Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome HTC241

Introduction

Religion permeated all facets of life in ancient Greece and Rome. This unit examines the religious practices of these civilizations through the study of literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources. Lecture and discussion topics include sacred places and spaces, festivals, ritual and sacrifice, priesthoods, oracles, mystery cults, and the nature of the gods. Emphasis is placed on the social and political roles of religion in ancient societies.

Summary

Unit name Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit code HTC241
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jayne Knight

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

Availability

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTC341

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (consisting of 2 x 30-minute lectures with a 30-minute group discussion following each)

Off Campus:

Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
- 2 x 30-minute lecture recordings weekly
- 4 x 2-hour Web Conference (discussion-based)

Assessment

Weekly online quizzes @ 50-100 words (10%), 3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%), Major essay on student-developed topic, 2,250 words (35%) - 2 hour exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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