Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Ancient History

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: source commentary (1500 words) [50%], article review (1500 words) [50%]
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop initial understanding of the ancient classical world, through a diachronic study of Greek and Roman history from fifth-century Athens to the early Roman Principate. The module will look at the main political, military, social, cultural, religious and economic events, developments and changes during seven centuries and will supply comparative insights of Greek and Roman civilizations. The module will also introduce students to the study of ancient evidence (from written to archaeological and iconographical sources) and to methods of historical analysis.

*Course content subject to change