Age of Empires: Ancient Anatolia

Subject ANCW40006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to fourth-year Honours or Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in Ancient World Studies or Classics; or admission to Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Certificate (Advanced) in Classical Studies and Archaeology; or, permission of the subject coordinator.

Corequisites: None
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:

Subject Overview:

The subject 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should

  • demonstrate knowledge of the history and culture of ancient Anatolia.
  • appreciate the complexities of ancient societies.
  • gain an understanding of relationships between the cultures of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds.
  • A seminar paper of 2000 words, due during the semester (40%)
  • an essay of 3000 words, due at the end of the semester (60%)

Hurdle Requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available on line

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Ancient World Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Ancient World Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Classics
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
PC-ARTS Ancient World Studies
PD-ARTS Ancient World Studies
PD-ARTS Classics

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