From Pericles to Cleopatra

Subject ANCW30016 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week: Total time commitment 102 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 12.5 points of second year ancient world studies
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 107-276 From Pericles to Cleopatra
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Assoc Prof Gocha Tsetskhladze


Gocha Tsetskhladze


Subject Overview:

The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the archaeology of the Mediterranean in the Classical and Hellenistic periods (5th-1st centuries BC), examining how the construction projects of Pericles transformed the physical appearance of Athens and how Athens and the whole of mainland Greece changed over the next four centuries. We shall examine the archaeology of other Greek cities, such as Miletus, Ephesus, Syracuse and Alexandria, and many further examples from Italy, Sicily, Spain etc. to see how they developed over the period. The subject will also explore the differences in material culture between the Classical and Hellenistic periods.


Students who successfully complete this subject should...

* possess a knowledge of the material culture of the Mediterranean world in the 5th-1st centuries BC.
* understand how and why key cities such as Athens were transformed.
* be able to analyse and distinguish the complexities between the archaeology of the Classical and Hellenistic periods

Assessment: A tutorial presentation and essay of 2500 words 60% (due during semester) and a take-home exam of 1500 words 30% (due during the examination period) and tutorial participation10%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • be skilled in critical thinking.

  • possess effective written communication skills.

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

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Ancient and Medieval Studies
Classical Studies && Archaeology Major
Classical Studies and Archaeology
History Major

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