Women and Gender in the Ancient World
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- 20 Feb 2023
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On successful completion you will be able to
- Acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the evidence relating to the life experiences of women and concepts of gender in the ancient world.
- Evaluate ancient source material and modern interpretations of that material at an advanced level.
- Formulate arguments, express ideas and respond to the views of staff and peers in both oral and written form at an advanced level.
- Appreciate historiographical theories and how historical information (in the broadest sense) may be extracted from ancient texts and archaeological remains.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:and
Pre-requisite: AHIX2225 and AHIX2130 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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This unit is a study of sexuality and gender in the Egyptian, Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean worlds, but with special emphasis on Ancient Greek and Roman society. It also looks at the convergence of classical traditions and Judaeo-Christian thought in late antique Rome. The unit draws upon the contributions of women's history and feminist scholarship to the study of antiquity, paying particular attention to the role of historiography in understanding past worlds.
- Seminar paper (20%)
- Essay (40%)
- online examination (40%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 04 Jun 23
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