Undergraduate Course: Hellenistic Egypt: Society, Economy and Culture (332BC - 31BC) (ANHI10051)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will explore aspects of society, economy and culture in Hellenistic Egypt (332BC-31BC) from the perspective of interactions between Greeks and Egyptians, using a range of papyrological and archaeological material. It will assess evidence for the size and structure of the Greek population in Egypt and its interaction with, and influence on, various aspects of life in both urban and rural contexts. Particular attention will be paid to: Greek cities such as Naukratis, Alexandria and Memphis, and their economies; political power in the towns and in the countryside; land and power; and law and religion. The course will also consider the nature of Hellenism and identity in this context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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.
Course Delivery Information
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| On successful completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate in written examination and in written coursework:
* knowledge and understanding of social, economic and political history of Egypt in the period 332BC - 31BC;
* knowledge and understanding of the size and structure of population groups (Greeks, Egyptians and others) and their cultural interactions in Egypt in the period, with particular emphasis on Hellenistic culture;
* ability to collect, analyse and compare evidence from a range of material for the period (for instance, papyrological and archaeological);
* ability to evaluate and criticize the work of historians;
* skills in oral and written presentation of their ideas and conclusions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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 Class Delivery Information
||The 22 contact teaching hours are made up of 19 Lecture and 3 Seminar hours.
|Course organiser||Dr Glenys Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 3592
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582