Courses & Units

Ancient Greek Philosophy HPH208

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


This unit surveys the writings of the philosophers who stand at the origin of the Western philosophical tradition. This will include works by the philosophers of the Classical period (the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle), as well as the schools of the Hellenistic period (Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism) and the Neoplatonists. Students will engage in in-depth, analytical readings of complete and/or select parts of seminal works of the period. These readings will reveal both continuity and discontinuity with the questions addressed by the philosophers studied in HPH202 Modern Philosophy.

The exact content of this unit will rotate from year to year. For more specific information about the content of this unit in any given year, see the Teaching Plan available at the Philosophy homepage.


Unit name Ancient Greek Philosophy
Unit code HPH208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Prof D Baltzly

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates



Band Field of Education
1 091701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPA266, HPA366


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:    2 x 1hr lecture weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Off Campus:     web-based delivery (13 wks)

**  Delivery to Launceston based students is via video link


3,000 words internal assessment (60%), take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.