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This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||A study score of at least 25 in VCE Latin or an approved equivalent. Students enrolled in this subject must have completed or be currently enrolled , or have completed two of the following: 107-254 Intermediate Latin A, 107-255 Intermediate Latin B, 107-256 Intermediate Latin C, 107-257 Intermediate Latin D.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Parshia Lee-Stecum
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject examines how the Romans wrote about their history. Roman historiography tells the story of Roman expansion, and the great deeds (both heroic and villainous) of the famous Romans of the past. It can define and glorify Rome, but it can also challenge and critique Roman behaviours and the course of Roman history. Students will study a book by a major Roman historian, such as Livy or Tacitus, and examine the key elements of Latin historiographical style, how the text constructs Roman history, the role of the historian as moralist, and Roman history writing's function as a medium for the circulation of sociopolitical ideology and debate. Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to read Roman historiography, identify its stylistic features, and analyse its central themes and role within Roman culture.
|Assessment:||For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year: A 1200 word seminar paper (30%, due during the semester); an assessment text equivalent to 1000 words (25%, due at the end of semester); and a 1800 word essay (45%, due in the examination period). For 4th year: A 2000 word seminar presentation (40%, due during the semester); an assessment text equivalent to 1000 words (20%, due at the end of semester); and a 2000 word essay (40%, due in the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Prescribed Texts:C S Kraus (ed) (Livy, Book 6), CUP 1994|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
This is an Intermediate Level Latin subject.
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