Units of study

ANHS2622 - Herodotus and His World

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julia Christine 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




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