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Ancient Civilisations – School of History and Classics

Head of Discipline: Assoc Prof P Davis.

The units in Ancient Civilisations survey the history, literature and artistic and material remains of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, particularly Greece and Rome. Historical documents and literary works are studied in translation so that no knowledge of the original languages is required. However there is no doubt that students will significantly deepen their knowledge and appreciation of these cultures so important for the understanding of contemporary Western society by acquiring some capacity in the languages in which the Greeks and Romans expressed themselves.

A major in Ancient Civilisations consists of 25% of level 100 units plus 75% of level 200/300 units – a total of 100%. At least 25% must be from level 300. Students may also count units in Greek and Latin towards the major in Ancient Civilisations.

Students who commenced the major before 2001

Students who began their degree before 2001 and who wish to complete a major in Ancient Civilisations are reminded that a major consists of sequential study in one discipline with a total HECS weighting of 100% as detailed above.

A table of units in Ancient Civilisations being offered in 2003

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
Semester 1
Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Greek and Roman History Hobart: semester 1 12.5%     HTC100 HTC102
Semester 2
Ancient Civilisations 1A: Gender and Politics in Classical Literature Hobart: semester 2 12.5%     HTC100 HTC101
Levels 200/300
Semester 1
Greek and Roman Mythology Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC223/323
Roman Empire: Tiberius to Hadrian Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC202/302
Roman Republic 133–31 BC not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations     HTC201/301
Semester 2
Roman Imperial Society Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC203/303
Uncovering the Past Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv   HTC208/308 HTC204/304
Love and Politics in Augustan Literature Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or English   HTC222/322 HTC205/305
Full year
Latin 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv   HTL100 and HTC315 HTC215/315
Units not offered in 2003
Classical Tragedy: Euripides and Beyond not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC213/313
Greek and Roman Epic not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC210/310
Greek Tragedy not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC211/311
Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations     HTC207/307
Ovid and Chaucer not offered in 2003         HEA227/327
The Later Roman Empire not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC206/306
The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC200/300
Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations   HAF221/321 HTC221/321
Cross-listed units

A number of units from other disciplines may be counted towards a major in Ancient Civilisations, as described below. The prerequisite for units in the schedule below is 25% at level 100 in Ancient Civilisations. Note that in the case of language units (Latin and Ancient Greek) there are additional language prerequisites. Please refer to the relevant unit description under the appropriate discipline entry.

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Intermediate Latin A Hobart: semester 1 12.5% HTL100 or HTC215/315 HTL219, HTL220 HTC217 HTL217
Intermediate Latin B Hobart: semester 2 12.5% HTL100 or HTC215/315 HTL217, HTL220 HTC219 HTL219
Intermediate Latin Grammar not offered in 2003 12.5% HTL100 or HTC215/315 HTL217, HTL219   HTL220
Advanced Latin A Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 37.5% at level 200 HTL319, HTL320 HTC317 HTL317
Advanced Latin B Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 37.5% at level 200 HTL317, HTL320 HTC319 HTL319
Advanced Latin Grammar Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 12.5% 37.5% at level 200 HTL317, HTL319   HTL320
Intermediate Ancient Greek A Hobart: semester 1 12.5% Ancient Greek 1 HTG218, HTG220 HTC216 HTG216
Intermediate Ancient Greek B Hobart: semester 2 12.5% Ancient Greek 1 HTG216, HTG220 HTC218 HTG218
Advanced Ancient Greek A Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 37.5% at level 200 HTG318, HTG320 HTC316 HTG316
Advanced Ancient Greek B Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 37.5% at level 200 HTG316, HTG320 HTC318 HTG318
The following English and History units, up to a total weight of 25%, may be counted towards a major in Ancient Civilisations:
Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA225/325
Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560–1640 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA209/309
Europe in the High Middle Ages, 1000–c. 1300 not offered in 2003 25% 25% at level 100 History     HTA212/312
Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% at level 100 History     HTA202/302
Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or equiv     HTA208/308
Medieval Writing not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAF217/317 HEA213/313
Ovid and Chaucer not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HTC225/325, HAF225/325 HEA227/327
Shakespeare’s Comedies not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA223/323
Shakespeare’s Political Plays not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English     HEA222/322
The Early Middle Ages: From Rome to the Millennium AD 410–1000 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% at level 100 History     HTA201/301
The Legend of King Arthur Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in English   HAC205/305, FST261/361 HEA277/377

Classics 4

An Honours course, Classics 4, is offered in fourth year. Courses at this level (400) require as a minimum an ability in Latin at 100 level.

Students gaining a good four-year Honours degree in Classics should note that the School accepts candidates for the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy.

Research supervision is available in the fields of Greek and Roman history, literature and culture (including such areas as gender, ethnicity and material culture).

Qualified students intending to pursue postgraduate research in any of these fields should consult the Head of Discipline for further details.

Students should be aware of other aids to study which the program offers. The John Elliott Classics Museum, exhibited in the University Centre, forms a major collection of antiquities comprising representative examples of the art and artefacts of the civilisations studied in the Classics program. The study area of the Museum also contains slides and some reference works available for student use.


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