Encountering the Classical World

Module code: AR7553

This module challenges the way we approach classical antiquity, introducing current theoretical debates in the fields of ancient history and classical archaeology. It explores how we understand concepts such as economics, gender, ethnicity, and class in antiquity, as well as our conception of the Mediterranean as a region. This module also encourages students to think about the role that classical antiquity plays in the modern world.

Topics covered

  • Development of the classical disciplines and the classical tradition
  • Key themes in the study of classical antiquity and key approaches to its study
  • Engagement with current debates in classical scholarship

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (40%)
  • Project, 5,000 words (60%)