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ANHS2622: Herodotus and His World

2022 unit information

Have you ever heard of the riches of the Lydian king Croesus? Or of the gold-digging ants of India? In this unit of study you will encounter these and other famous aspects of Herodotus Histories, a text that blends history, literature, ethnography, geography and religion. You will explore the different intellectual worlds Herodotus inhabited and relate them to the world he created in his Histories - a key source for the study of the transition between the archaic and the classical periods in the history of ancient Greece.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Classics and Ancient History

Code ANHS2622
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History or History or (6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History and 6 credit points at 1000 level in either Latin, Greek (Ancient), History, or Archaeology)
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. learn about Herodotus, the world he created in his Histories, and the world(s) he inhabited
  • LO2. look at history as literature and literature as history
  • LO3. get to know a key-source in the study of the ancient world
  • LO4. gain and deepen your understanding of the cultural, intellectual and political history of Greece
  • LO5. continue to learn how to write well
  • LO6. argue combatively

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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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