Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to fourth-year Honours or Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in Ancient World Studies, Classics, or Gender Studies; or admission to Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Certificate (Advanced) in Classical Studies and Archaeology; or, permission of the subject coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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 James Chong-Gossard
This subject examines gender and sexuality in the classical world. Students will engage with ancient primary texts in translation (including texts authored by women) and material culture in order to say anything definite about the ‘real’ lives of women in Greece and Rome. The subject also explores how ancient men expressed their ideology about femininity and masculinity through their literature and art. Topics include representations of gender and sexual desire in Homer, Sappho, Greek drama, Hellenistic poetry, Roman poetry, and the lives of early Christian female saints; gendered spaces in ancient domestic architecture and material culture; the prosopography of elite Roman women; the social and legal history of marriage, adultery, divorce, and prostitution in Greece and Rome; and same-sex relationships, including Greek pederasty, and debates on whether same-sex marriage existed in imperial Rome and medieval Europe. Students should complete the subject with an understanding of the complex approaches to a ‘history of women’ and a ‘history of sexuality’ in an ancient context.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Readings will be available online
Johnson & Ryan (eds), Sexuality in Greek and Roman Society and Literature: A Sourcebook. Routledge
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/interdisciplinary-programs/gender-studies|
Ancient World Studies |
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Ancient World Studies
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Gender Studies
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 (Advanced) - Gender Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Gender Studies
PC-ARTS Ancient World Studies
PC-ARTS Gender Studies
PD-ARTS Ancient World Studies
PD-ARTS Gender Studies
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