Undergraduate Course: Polybios; A Greek looks at Rome (GREE10019)
|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|Summary||Polybios' history of the rise of Rome is one of the most important historical documents to survive from antiquity. It is the earliest surviving account of Roman history and written not by a Roman but by a Greek politician who spent many years as a hostage in Rome. This course will look at significant sections of Polybios' history, selected for the light they throw not only on Rome but also on his reasons for writing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 2A (GREE08007) AND
Greek 2B (GREE08008)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Advanced-level ability in Greek language and literature, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in written examinations, in course work, and in class discussion:
- a sound knowledge and understanding of an important work of Greek historiography;
- a good knowledge of the language and style of Polybios;
- an understanding of some of the main themes of Polybios' history;
- an understanding of the relationship between Greece and Rome in the 2nd C. BC.
- the bibliographical and analytical research skills to enable them to find independently, and to deal with, additional information relating to the study of Polybius and the history of the period.
- written communication skills,
- analytical skills,
- ability to deal independently with a complex body of information.
|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.
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582