Introduction to Ancient History

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Ancient History

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: source commentary (1500 words) [50%], article review (1500 words) [50%]
    This module provides an opportunity for students to develop initial understanding of the ancient classical world, through a diachronic study of Greek and Roman history from fifth-century Athens to the early Roman Principate. The module will look at the main political, military, social, cultural, religious and economic events, developments and changes during seven centuries and will supply comparative insights of Greek and Roman civilizations. The module will also introduce students to the study of ancient evidence (from written to archaeological and iconographical sources) and to methods of historical analysis.

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