Languages for Ancient History

Module code: AH1553

Module co-ordinator: TBC

This module covers the development of writing and alphabets, and gives an overview of the ways in which literacy changed the Greek and Roman worlds. You will investigate the role of writing in religion, and the power that writing conferred both on individuals and certain groups in society. Equally fascinating are explorations of the ways in which early societies calculated time and the effect this had on culture and politics. This module looks at the significance of language, writing and numeracy within both ancient Greece and Rome.

Learning

This module is studied by distance learning. Teaching materials will include a workbook, a Greek language textbook, a Latin language textbook and materials on Blackboard.

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)