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On successful completion of the module students should be able to:
* synthesise information from a range of ancient and modern sources concerning Greek and Roman cultural identity;
* demonstrate an awareness of periodisation for Classical antiquity and how this relates to interactions with non Greek or Roman populations;
* analyse ancient evidence, place it in its context, and critically assess it;
* critically engage with modern scholarship and representations of ancient civilisations in popular culture, be able to contextualise them and critically reflect on them;
* apply this knowledge to submit written work that is coherently argued, backed up by evidence, well-presented, and documented in an academic format appropriate to the discipline
* apply this knowledge to group discussions in online fora, tutorials, and, where relevant, lectures.
* demonstrate awareness and understanding of diverse academic viewpoints on the interpretation and evaluation of Greek and Roman cultural identities.
* demonstrate awareness and understanding of diverse academic viewpoints on the interpretation and evaluation of non-Greek and non-Roman cultural identities.
In Autumn 2020 the module will explore Greek and Roman engagement with the civilisations of ancient Persia (Achaemenids and Parthians). Case studies of interactions with Persia will be taken from the late Archaic/early Classical period until the early Roman Empire. Case studies of interaction with Egypt will cover the period from the Late Bronze Age to the early Roman Empire. As part of the module it is also planned that students will attend screenings of the films 300 (2006) and Cleopatra (1963).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Students will write a commentary on a set passage, c. 1,000-1,200 words. This should be submitted at the start of week 7, after the reading week.||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Students will be assessed through: weekly online quizzes relating to the content of lectures and completion of the two tutorial assignments, which relate to the commentary and essay assignments.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2,000-word essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Martin Brady||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Joanna Day||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Philip De Souza||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Aude Doody||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Christopher Farrell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Michael Lloyd||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Alexander Thein||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|