CLU11100 Introduction to Greek and Roman History
- Module Organisers:
- Dr. Shane Wallace, Dr. Rebecca Usherwood
- All year
- Contact Hours:
- 44 lectures (2 lectures p.w.)
- 10 ECTS
- Continuous assessment and exam.
Recommended text for the Greek section of the course:
Pomeroy, S.B., Burstien, S.M., Donlan, W, & Roberts, J.T., Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History, 4th ed. (Oxford, 2017).
Recommended text for the Roman section of the course:
Boatwright, M.T., Gargola, D.J., Lenski, N., and Talbert, R.J.A., The Romans: From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire, 2nd ed. (Oxford 2011).
Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Employ basic skills in the evaluation of primary source material and secondary literature.
- Outline the chronology and institutional structures of ancient Greece and Rome and major events of Greek and Roman history, and identify key locations in the Mediterranean region.
- Critically assess ancient sources for the development of Archaic and Classical Greece as well as the Roman Republic.
- Chart the evolution of political life and forms of government – tyranny, oligarchy, democracy, republicanism – from the eighth to the first centuries BC in both the Greek and Roman world.
- Research, select and present relevant information and evidence from primary and secondary sources in the form of a structured argument.