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Myth in the Ancient World

Undergraduate | MAQ-AHIX1200 | 2024

Previously MAQ-AHIX140

Reveal how the politics and cultural life of ancient civilisations are reflected in their mythology. Meet figures from Greek, Roman and Near-Eastern mythology. Study Egyptian and biblical texts. Look for examples of myths in literature and art.

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Myth in the Ancient World

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories used in the study of myth and the content of select representative examples of myths from the ancient world.
    2. Analyse, synthesise, and evaluate information about myth in the ancient world.
    3. Create clear, coherent, evidence-based exposition of knowledge and ideas about myth in the ancient world.
    4. Communicate critical and reflective judgements effectively with teaching staff and peers.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-HST140 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-AHIX140 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) HST140, AHIS140, AHST101, AHIX140

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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