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ANHS2618: The Later Roman Empire: AD 284-476

2021 unit information

This unit will focus on the transformation of the Classical Mediterranean into the radically different world of Late Antiquity. Through the exploration of topics such as the growth of imperial bureaucracy, the development of court ceremonial, the displacement of polytheism by Christianity, the emergence of new styles of art and literature, and the growing prominence of barbarians, the unit will reveal the vibrancy of a society often erroneously dismissed as a period of decline and fall.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Classics and Ancient History

Code ANHS2618
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points of Ancient History Greek Ancient Latin or History or 6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either History Latin Greek Ancient Philosophy or Archaeology
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate disciplinary expertise in historical and historiographical methods of inquiry and an understanding of the principles of the ancient historian.
  • LO2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively use primary evidence in the form of texts, epigraphic and numismatic material, iconography and/or material culture (including architecture and archaeological evidence).
  • LO3. Effectively and ethically communicate their knowledge to others and engage in informed and respectful disagreement.
  • LO4. Examine complex disciplinary problems and work independently to research and analyse those problems in an innovative way.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote

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