Units of Study

ANHS5905 - The Mediterranean World 51-30 BC

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kathryn Welch


In 51 BC, Cleopatra became queen of Egypt on the death of her father Ptolemy Auletes. In 49 BC an expected civil war broke out in Rome. The two incidents were to become intricately entwined as the civil wars of Rome moved to the East. Only by moving with the Romans will we understand the mechanics of their civil wars and the deep-seated changes which resulted from them. This course offers a chance to study the crisis in Mediterranean world in the second half of the 1st century BC from both points of view and to see how two ends of it were affected by each other.


1x2000 word seminar paper (35%), 5x400 word short book reviews (35%), 1x1000 word seminar presentation (20%) and participation (10%)


1x2 hour seminar per week

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