Undergraduate Course: The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (CLGE08002)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to the history and culture of the Greeks in the period from c. 476 BC to the Hellenistic age.
The course encourages students to trace the development and dissemination of Greek culture in Athens and other Greek city states in the period from the Peloponnesian War to the formation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms. The course will also explore the rise of Macedon, the reign of Alexander the Great and its aftermath, to the period of the rise of Rome. The course will be structured around the essential integration of diverse materials, ranging from the study of archaeological sites, key aspects of the development of Greek art and architecture, important historical events, notions of historiography, and major literary works in drama, poetry, and rhetoric.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2,500 word Essay (60%)
1,000 word Gobbet Commentary (40%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- assess, analyse and criticise the various forms of ancient materials;
- compare and evaluate different approaches to and explanations of the ancient materials in the secondary sources and make critical choices between them;
- express their ideas and arguments clearly (in both oral and written form);
- compare data from different sources and draw conclusions from them;
- organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
|Prescribed textbook: |
Pomeroy, S.B, Burstein, S.M., Donlan, W., Roberts, J.B., and Tandy, D. Ancient Greece. Politics, Society, and Culture. Oxford University Press (Oxford/New York) 2012, 3rd edition.
Selected modern contributions:
Bosworth, A. 1993. Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great. Cambridge.
Bugh, G. (ed.) 2006. The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World. Cambridge.
Cartledge, P. 2004. Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past. London.
Easterling, P. E. (ed.) 1997. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Cambridge.
Erskine, A. (ed.) 2003. A Companion to the Hellenistic World. Oxford.
Ridgway, B.S. 1990-2000. Hellenistic Sculpture, vols. 1-2. Madison.
Roisman, J. ed. 2003. Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great. Leiden.
Shipley, G. 2000. The Greek World After Alexander, 323-30 BC. London.
Walbank, F.W. 1993. The Hellenistic World. Revised edn. London.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorials: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks.
|Keywords||Greek World 1B
|Course organiser||Dr Anja Slawisch
Tel: (0131 6)50 6693
|Course secretary||Miss Katherine Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 8349