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Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome HTC341

Introduction

Religion permeated all facets of life in ancient Greece and Rome. This unit examines the religious practices of these civilizations through the study of literary sources and material, and culture. Lecture and discussion topics include sacred places and spaces, festivals, ritual and sacrifice, priesthoods, oracles, mystery cults, and the nature of the gods. Emphasis is placed on the social and political roles of religion in ancient societies.

Summary

Unit name Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome
Unit code HTC341
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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate awareness of the major forms of ancient Greek and Roman religious practices and experiences.
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources of evidence for ancient Greek and Roman religions and demonstrate awareness of the problems inherent in using them.
  • Critically analyse a range of primary and secondary sources for the study of ancient religions.
  • Use primary and secondary sources to support a coherent written argument about a topic in ancient religions.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College

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%)|Assignment (15%)|Reflection (10%)|Major Essay (35%)
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Textbooks

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