Units of study

ANHS2613 - Ancient Greece and Rome on Film

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Emma Doyle


This unit examines the relationship between cinematic visions of antiquity and the writing of ancient history. In particular, it aims to look at how different schools, ideas, and methodologies in ancient history are reflected in cinematic production. Topics to be discussed include the role of historical consultants in film production, archaeological remains and the creation of 'the antique', cinema as an alternate site for the production of 'ancient history', and the utility of filmic metaphors for the practice of history.


1x2000wd essay, 1x2hr exam and tutorial participation


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