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.
|Unit name||Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome|
|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|
This unit is currently unavailable.
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College
|Assessment||Reflection (10%)|Assignment (15%)|Major Essay (35%)|Take-Home Exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.