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 (8196 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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jayne Knight|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- produce valid interpretations of the content of a range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of ancient rome.
- explain the significance of major developments in ancient roman civilisation.
- demonstrate awareness of the historical and cultural contexts of sources of evidence for the study of ancient rome.
- express basic analysis of ancient roman history, literature, and culture clearly and effectively in writing.
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|Assessment||Examination - take home (40%)|Assignment (15%)|Abstract (10%)|Abstract (35%)|
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