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Spectacle and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome HTC340

Hobart

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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 Jayne Knight
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College

Teaching

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

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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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