Units of study

ANHS2612 - Historiography Ancient and Modern

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ben Brown


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?


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


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

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ANHS3635. This unit of study will not be offered again


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney