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, epigraphic, and archaeological sources. 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr Jayne Knight
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty|
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Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
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Weekly online quizzes @ 50-100 words (10%), 3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%), Major essay on student-developed topic, 2,250 words (35%) - 2 hour exam (40%)
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