Ancient Civilisations 1B: Introduction to Ancient Rome
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- 12 Jul 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Produce valid interpretations of the content of a range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of ancient rome.
- Explain the significance of major developments in ancient roman civilisation.
- Demonstrate awareness of the historical and cultural contexts of sources of evidence for the study of ancient rome.
- Express basic analysis of ancient roman history, literature, and culture clearly and effectively in writing.
- Foundations of the Roman Empire
- Emperors of Rome
- Everyday life
- Poetry and Politics
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This subject provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome, from its foundation in 753 BCE to the reign of the emperor Domitian (8196 CE). Examples of seminar topics include the Roman monarchy, family life, poetry and politics (Catullus and Cicero), the Roman army, the life and death of Julius Caesar, and Augustan literature (Virgil and Ovid). This subject provides the foundational knowledge and skills required for further studies in Ancient Civilisations.
- Take Home Exam (40%)
- Primary Text Analysis x3 (15%)
- Weekly Online Quizzes (10%)
- Major Essay (35%)
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