University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

CLAS 1003 - Introduction to Ancient Greek and Roman History

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Bibliographical/Reading assignment (10%), 1,200 word paper (20%), 1,200 word paper (30%), 2 hour exam (40%)
Syllabus:

This introduces students to key aspects and events in ancient Greek and Roman history, and to some of the main historians of Greece and Rome. It is designed to form the necessary background for our upper-level courses in archaeology and ancient history. Firstly, we will explore the development of city-states in 6th & 5th c. BC Greece, with an emphasis upon the achievements of Athens in the Classical period. Students will be introduced to the history-writing of Herodotus & Thucydides. They will also explore how other types of primary sources - drama, comedy, philosophical essays and archaeological evidence - help us to understand Athenian concepts of state-identity, the role of the citizen and of government in their lives. Secondly, we will explore key moments in the history of Rome down to the early Empire. Again, emphasis will be upon understanding how to use our primary sources to understand the past. For instance, we will use Cicero's letters and essays to understand elite social and political networking in the Late Republic, the civil wars of Pompey and Caesar. How did Roman historians such as Livy, Suetonius and Tacitus differ from their Greek counterparts? How can we use surviving forms of evidence - material, epigraphic, literary - to understand what was important to the political and social life of Romans?

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13399 SE01 110 59 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13400 TU06 24 12 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
13401 TU05 22 2 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
13403 TU03 20 13 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
13404 TU02 20 8 6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room