Explores the imperial expansion of the ancient Greeks and Romans into the larger Mediterranean environment, and examines the cultural negotiation with and adjustment to the conquerors by subject peoples on the imperial periphery. The unit focuses in particular on the Mycenaean and Dorian invasions into the Greek mainland during the Bronze Age; the era of Greek colonizations in the West during the eighth and seventh centuries B.C.; and of the Hellenistic successor kingdoms; and the Roman conquest, "provincialization" and "Romanization" of vast areas of the Mediterranean world. The unit employs a range of colonial and post-colonial methodologies, archaeological method and materials, and close examination of the ancient literary evidence to track the cultural transformations at the point of intersection between centre and periphery.
ASSESSMENT: 3000 words written work (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); 2-hr exam (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 2 x 1hr lectures weekly, tutorial fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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