Units of study

ANHS2605 - Ancient Greek Religion

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julia Christine Kindt


This unit explores Greek religion as a defining feature of what it meant to be Greek. We will investigate similarities and differences between religious beliefs and practices throughout the ancient Greek world and trace how religion changed over time. Topics addressed include sacrifice, religious festivals and games, the use (and abuse) of divination, and shared notions of purity and pollution.


1x2000 word class paper (40%), 1x2 hour exam (30%), 1x500 word reading journal (15%) and participation (15%)


2x1 hour lectures and 1x1 hour tutorial per week


12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Ancient Greek or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology (Classical) or Archaeology (Near Eastern)

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