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Ancient Rome: Space and Power - ANHS6901

Year - 2018

Throughout the Republic and Empire the public spaces of Rome were political capital. First triumphant generals, then emperors used them for advertisement, persuasion and coercion of a heterogeneous and massive population. This course explores the politics of space in Classical Rome, how different individuals interpreted the needs of their times in different ways and how they responded to the city populations at different times. Can the history of the built environment show us new aspects of an individual's principate and relationship to the population of Rome? Particular (but not exclusive) attention will be paid to topographical and architectural developments in the time of Caesar's dictatorship, Augustus, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian and Constantine.

25 day residential school in Rome

1x2500 word paper (50%), 3x short site studies (900 words equivalent) (20%), 3x short book reviews (900 words equivalent) (20%) and participation (10%)

Additional information
May be taken concurrently with ANHS6902.


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive January

02 Jan 2018

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 26 Jan 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kathryn Welch
HECS Band: 1
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