A Greek Odyssey: The First Millennium BC (ARCA2612)


Between 1050 and 146 BC the Aegean world underwent radical transformation. The changes which took place not only affected all aspects of ancient Greek society, but also established the foundations on which modern western civilization would later build. This unit traces the history and development of the Greek world as evidenced by the surviving material culture of the first millennium BC. The unit also examines the resonances of the ancient Aegean still evident in contemporary Australia.

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


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), tutorial/workshop based exercises (15%)

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12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)

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