Courses & Units

Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Ancient Rome HTC104



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 HTC104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jayne Knight, Dr Jonathan Wallis

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 090305

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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 (40%)

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