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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

1. Understand and remember primary source material (literary, epigraphic and archaeological) relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC

2. Study and interpret primary literary sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC

3. Study and interpret epigraphic sources in translation relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC

4. Study and interpret published archaeological material relating to Athens and Greece from 510 - 404 BC

5. Read and evaluate modern academic studies of Athens and the Athenian empire in English

6. Write analytical and argumentative studies relating to important questions in Greek history

7. Present written work to a high standard, with relevant footnoting and accurate bibliography       

    • The development of Athens into an imperial power;
    • its administration, laws, finances and how power was exercised
    • based on close examination of literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-HST820


Must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary institution; international students require IELTS of 6.5.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as HST820 The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC.

This subject provides an in-depth study of Athens and its empire in the fifth century BC, commencing with Cleisthenes' reforms. Athens' role in the Persian wars will be discussed, and the evidence (documentary and literary) for the Delian League will be studied from the foundation of the league until its dissolution with the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War.

  • Blogs (1500 words in total) (10%)
  • Presentation/Minor Essay (1500 words) (40%)
  • Presentation/Major Essay (2500 words) (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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