Units of study
ANHS2622 - Herodotus and His World
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Julia Kindt
Have you ever heard of the riches of the Lydian king Croesus? Or of the gold-digging ants of India? In this unit of study you will encounter these and other famous aspects of Herodotus' Histories, a text that blends history, literature, ethnography, geography and religion. You will explore the different intellectual worlds Herodotus inhabited and relate them to the world he created in his Histories - a key source for the study of the transition between the archaic and the classical periods in the history of ancient Greece.
1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1500wd take home exercise (30%), 1x1000wd reading journal (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)
2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), History, or Archaeology
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ANHS2622
|Class||Herodotus and His World|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
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