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ANHS2609: Alexander and the Hellenistic World

2024 unit information

The legacy of Alexander the Great is often defined as one of military conquest. However it was also an age when scholars revolutionized the way poetry was written, artists found new ways of representing the body in extraordinarily life-like terms, and radical new philosophies competed for hearts and minds. From Greece to Afghanistan we will explore a wonderfully diverse and vibrant world that was as much united by culture and learning as it was statecraft and steel.

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Classics and Ancient History

Code ANHS2609
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level from any combination of Ancient History, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, Philosophy, Archaeology

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. acquire a body of knowledge that is central to their discipline
  • LO2. identify, define, investigate, and solve problems, particularly with reference to the sophisticated handling of ancient sources
  • LO3. evaluate contemporary scholarship and assess methodological practices d. have developed as independent learners
  • LO4. understand how to apply different methodologies to the same material
  • LO5. demonstrate abilities and competencies of independent learners.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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