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ANHS2612 - Historiography Ancient and Modern
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,580
International Fee: $3,060
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Classics and Ancient History
Offered session(s): 1, 43
Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Ancient History or History or Asian Studies OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History or History or Asian Studies and 6 junior credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek (Ancient), or Archaeology
Prohibitions: ANHS2691, ANHS2692
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Julia Kindt

Classes: one 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment: one 3000 word essay, one 1500 word exam

Greco-Roman historiography remains a central object of inquiry for students of the ancient world. This unit examines samples of Greco-Roman historiography in light of their original contexts and of modern approaches. Topics will include: Why did the ancients invent and how did they exploit literary representations of the past? What were their methods and their criteria for ascertaining historical truths? How was history implicated in Greco-Roman literature and in Greco-Roman culture? How can modern historiographical theories illuminate ancient practices?This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
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