Myth and Reality in Barbarian Europe

Subject 107-412 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in classics or classical studies and archaeology.
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Assoc Prof Gocha Tsetskhladze
Subject Overview:

This subject looks at the diverse array of ancient human communities and their experiences that form the backdrop to modern Europe. Concentrating on the 1st millennium BC, it will explore the multi-ethnic societies of ancient Europe, their villages and towns, settlement patterns, economics, social and political structures. The main emphasis will be placed on such major peoples as the Gauls and the Celts, where myth will be separated from reality. The relationship of ancient Europeans with the Greeks and their reaction to the arrival of the Romans will be studied.

Assessment: A seminar paper of 2000 words 40% (due during semester) and an essay of 3000 words 60% (due at the end of semester).
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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Classics and Archaeology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Classics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts(Classical Studies and Archaeology)

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