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This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of Ancient Greece, from the Dark Ages (c. 1200 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). Examples of seminar topics include epic poetry (Homer), the development of democracy, sexuality and society, Athenian tragedy (Euripides), art and architecture, and ancient philosophy (Socrates). This unit provides the foundational knowledge and skills required for further studies in Ancient Civilisations.

Summary 2020

Unit name Ancient Civilisations 1A: Introduction to Ancient Greece
Unit code HTC103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr. Jayne Knight

Teaching staff

Dr. Jayne Knight, Dr. Graeme Miles

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%)

Take-home exam, 2000 words (40%)

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