Units of Study

ARCA2624 - The Ancient Greek Body

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Lesley Beaumont, Prof Meg Miller and Dr Alastair Blanshard


Reference to the ancient Greek body conjures up images of rippling nude male musculature. But, just as today, the ancient Greek body was a conceptually mutable phenomenon, moulded by the forces of gender, age, ethnicity and socio-economic status. This Unit explores the many manifestations of the ancient Greek body via a consideration of the archaeological, art historical and literary evidence pertaining to oppositional social groups, such as male-female, young-old, slave-free, Greek-non Greek, and rich-poor.


1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) and participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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