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Ancient Greek Democracies - ANHS2603

Year - 2018

This unit studies the rise and working of democracy in ancient Greece, examining Athens from the time of Solon through the fifth century and into the fourth century B.C. We shall look at the history of Athens and her relation to other cities, and evaluate the evidence of historians and of inscriptions. Athenian political institutions and social history, including the role of the theatre, looking at both tragedy and comedy, the role of other festivals and the law and the lives of the elite and the "forgotten people", such as women and slaves, will be considered.

Classes
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x2 hour exam (40%), 1x2500 word class paper (50%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR 6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek (Ancient) or Archaeology

Prohibitions

ANHS2003

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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