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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Ancient History

Undergraduate Course: The Greek World and Rome (ANHI10012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaAncient History Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionIn the third century BC the Greek world was ruled by powerful kings who each controlled a part of Alexander's empire. The most important dynasties were the Antigonids in Macedon, the Seleucids in Syria and the Ptolemies in Egypt. By the time of Augustus none of these kingdoms existed. Instead the Greek world was ruled from Rome and was divided up into Roman provinces. It is this transformation that is the subject of this course. Themes covered will include the roman conquest of the Greek east, the nature of Roman imperialism, the Greek reaction to Rome, the effect of eastern expansion on Rome itself. The course will use a range of source material but particular attention will be given to the Greek historian Polybius and a selection of inscriptions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08014) OR Ancient History 2b: Themes and Theories in Ancient History (ANHI08013)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Ancient History) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate in written examinations, in course work, and in tutorial discussion:
a) a sound knowledge and understanding of important aspects of the relationship between the Greek world and Rome in the last three centuries BC;
b) a sound knowledge and understanding of the political make-up of the Greek east;
c) a sound knowledge and understanding of the development of the Roman empire;
d) an ability to use critically a variety of different methodologies and approaches in understanding this period;
e) the bibliographical and analytical research skills to enable them to find independently, and to deal with, additional information relating to the study of this period.

Transferable skills:-
- written communication skills;
- analytical skills;
- ability to deal independently with a complex body of information;
- ability to produce a concise summary.
Assessment Information
Continuous Assessment - 30%;
one (2-hour) Degree Examination - 70%.

Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
Continuous Assessment - 30%;
a Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination, to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) (70%).
Special Arrangements
In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
Additional Information
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KeywordsGreek World and Rome
Course organiserProf Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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