Units of study

ANHS2612 - Historiography Ancient and Modern

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ben Brown

Description

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?

Assessments

1x2000wd class paper (40%), 1x2hr exam (30%), 1x500wd reading journal (15%) and participation (15%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(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)

Prohibitions

ANHS2691, ANHS2692

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