The Ancient World Beyond the Mediterranean
Module code: AH1012
- Who were the neighbours of the Greeks and the Romans in antiquity?
- What contacts were there between these societies and the Greco-Roman world?
- How did Greeks and Romans think about these societies?
This module will explore the ancient world beyond the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, thinking more widely about the geographical and historical context of what we call ‘classical antiquity’. Through a series of lectures, you will be introduced to a range of peoples and cultures of the ancient world, from the Phoenicians to the Gauls, and from the Etruscans to the Egyptians. In the paired seminars, we will discuss Greco-Roman interactions with and representations of these groups.
- Ancient Egypt
- The Phoenicians
- Mesopotamia (Babylonia and Assyria)
- The Etruscans
- Other Italic peoples
- Iron Age Europe
- 11 hours of lectures
- 11 hours of seminars
- 128 hours of guided independent study
- Group presentation (40%)
- Essay, 2,000 words (60%)