Age of Empires

Subject 107-425 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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This subject is not offered in 2009.

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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Subject Overview:

The course is concerned with the variety of Anatolian cultures that occupied the highlands of modern-day Turkey and the territories beyond between 1200 and 400 BC. It will encompass, among others, the worlds of Troy, Asia Minor (Ionia), Anatolia (Urartu, Phrygia, Lydia), Iran (Media, Persia) and Transcaucasia (Colchis, Iberia, Armenia). Located north and east of lowland Mesopotamia, these cultures provide a refreshingly new perspective on cultural developments in the ancient Near East in those centuries before Alexander the Great. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between these areas and mainland Greece, and how such links shaped the whole of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds.

Assessment: A seminar paper of 2000 words 40% (due during semester) and an essay of 3000 words 60% (due at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be skilled in research;

  • possess advanced skills of critical thinking and analysis;

  • possess an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly, economically and effectively;

  • have an understanding of social, ethical and cultural context.

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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classical Studies && Archaeology

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