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Ancient Sparta and Modern Ideology - ANHS3637

Year - 2020

Ancient Sparta continues to fascinate the modern imagination. This unit examines Ancient Sparta from multiple perspectives, from its early history and social structures in antiquity to the idealised state of the Western philosophical and political tradition. We will differentiate ancient city from modern fantasy by rethinking the evidence and then try to understand why Modernity's fascination with Sparta is so enduring.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
participation (10%), 1x500wd seminar presentation (15%), 1x1500wd take-home exercise (35%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in the Ancient History major

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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