Households and Domesticity in the Ancient World

Module code: AR7560

Module co-ordinator: Prof Penelope Allison

Households and families were at the heart of social organisation in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and are fundamental building blocks for reconstructing past cultural life. Topics such as gender, status, family composition, household economies, food, sexuality and the political roles of households are set within wider theoretical frameworks and present great opportunities to pursue stimulating text-based and/or material explorations of the ancient world.


  • Guided Independent Study


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