Units of study

ANHS2612 - Historiography Ancient and Modern

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julia Christine Kindt


Greco-Roman historiography remains a central object of inquiry for students of the ancient world. This unit examines samples of Greco-Roman historiography in light of their original contexts and of modern approaches. Topics will include: Why did the ancients invent and how did they exploit literary representations of the past? What were their methods and their criteria for ascertaining historical truths? How was history implicated in Greco-Roman literature and in Greco-Roman culture? How can modern historiographical theories illuminate ancient practices?


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


1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week


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


ANHS2691, ANHS2692

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