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Spectacle and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome HTC340

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Introduction

This unit explores the roles of spectacles and the spectacular in ancient Greek and Roman society through the study of literary sources and material culture. Lecture and discussion topics include athletic competitions, gladiatorial games, chariot races, animal hunts, military triumphs, theatrical shows, funerals, and executions. We will consider what spectacles meant to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and what they still mean to us today.

Summary

Unit name Spectacle and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit code HTC340
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Charlotte Dunn
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain the key features of different types of ancient Greek and Roman spectacles and situate them in their historical contexts.
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources of evidence for ancient Greek and Roman spectacles and explain how they are used by ancient historians.
  • Critically analyse a range of primary sources for ancient Greek and Roman spectacles.
  • Use primary and secondary sources to support written arguments about ancient Greek and Roman spectacles.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly recorded 30 min. lecture & 2-hour seminar 

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures (1.5 hours) and online discussions & 4 x 2-hour Web Conference

AssessmentTake-Home Exam (40%)|Weekly online quizzes (10%)|Primary Source Analyses (15%)|Major Essay (35%)
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