Encountering the Classical World

Module code: AR7553

Module co-ordinator: Professor Penelope Allison

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.


This module is studied by distance learning.


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