The Later Roman Empire (AD 286-474) (ANHS2618)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will focus on the transformation of the Classical Mediterranean into the radically different world of Late Antiquity. Through the exploration of topics such as the growth of imperial bureaucracy, the development of court ceremonial, the displacement of polytheism by Christianity, the emergence of new styles of art and literature and the growing prominence of barbarians - the unit will reveal the vibrancy of a society often erroneously dismissed as a period of decline and fall.

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Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2500 word essay (50%), 1x2 hour exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology

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