DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY - 2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE - FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

 
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY - 2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE - FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS
AND ANCIENT HISTORY

FACULTY OF ARTS
AND SOCIAL
SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY - 2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE - FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
“The Faculty takes very seriously its
            responsibilities to ensure that its students
            are ‘work ready’ and able to compete for
            good graduate traineeships.
            To that end we have established a scheme
            with a range of business partners which
            include some of Australia’s largest banks,
            telecommunications, venture capital,
            insurance, consulting and executive
            recruitment firms, to give our humanities
            students the opportunity to undertake a
                             series of specially tailored
                             work placements with
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
RICHARD MILES                these companies.”
FACULTY OF ARTS AND
SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY - 2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE - FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT
OF CLASSICS AND ANCIENT
HISTORY

I am delighted on behalf of myself and my colleagues to welcome
you to the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the
University of Sydney. We look forward to sharing with you our
passion for the study of the history and culture of Ancient
Greece and Rome. Students have been exploring the cultures of
the ancient Mediterranean here ever since the foundation of the
University, making this the oldest Classics and Ancient History
department in the country. We invite you to join this tradition.
The Department is keen to welcome students of all educational
backgrounds. We have courses aimed for the complete novice
right through to ones designed for those with many years of
experience studying aspects of the ancient world. Whatever
course you take, we aim to provide you with a stimulating and
enjoyable experience. There is an extraordinary range of subjects
on offer. You can learn an ancient language (or two) or study in
translation some of the world’s greatest literature. Our history
courses cover over 2,000 years from the early civilisations in
the ancient Mediterranean to the end of the Roman Empire. The
world that came under the sway of Greece and Rome contains
the knowable origin of just about everything that constitutes
the modern world. Antiquity makes us who we are. Come find
yourself with us.
Richard Miles
Chair, Department of Classics and Ancient History
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                                 ANCIENT HISTORY AT THE
                                 UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY?

No discipline has such breadth and variety           Euripides, Plato or the New Testament is an
as Classics and Ancient History. What other          extraordinary and unforgettable experience.
discipline allows you to study myth, art,            The University of Sydney has one of the largest
archaeology, philosophy, history, and literature -   departments of Classics and Ancient History
all in the one subject?                              in the Australasian region. Studying here offers
Our history subjects allow you to study some of      you the opportunity to learn from world leaders
the key pivotal moments in western culture. In       in modern scholarship on the ancient world.
addition, our classical language subjects offer      Our curriculum is designed to ensure that
you the opportunity to study two of the world’s      students receive instruction on the very latest
most influential languages. Latin is the direct      developments in the field. Classics and Ancient
ancestor of nearly fifty modern languages and        History is a dynamic area of study where new
a major contributor to the vocabulary of many        discoveries and new interpretations constantly
non-Latin languages (e.g. 30% of English). It        change our understanding of the ancient
was the language of European literature, history,    world. In our classes, you will hear about these
science, medicine, diplomacy and law for nearly      ‘cutting-edge’ developments long before they
two thousand years. Latin is the sine qua non        make it into textbooks or the popular press.
for anyone interested in exploring the past or       Not only is the Department devoted to
navigating the present.                              groundbreaking research, it is also committed to
What Latin was and is to Europe, Ancient Greek       teaching and the student experience. Surveys
was to the Mediterranean world in antiquity: a       show that students are passionate about our
common tongue and a cultural super-highway.          courses. Many members of staff have been
The study of philosophy, history, drama, lyric,      awarded Faculty Teaching Awards in recognition
epic, the novel, and oratory not only begins         of the quality of their teaching. Studying the
in Greece, but the Greek contributions to            languages and history of Greece and Rome can
world literature are the undisputed models of        be challenging, but in our Department you are
perfection that every later age rediscovers and      ensured of supportive and inspiring guides.
emulates. Reading the actual words of Homer,
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THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE                                 public. A number of our Classics and Ancient
Tom Gardner, Ancient History Major                     History students also offer their services to the
Studying Classics and Ancient History allows           museum as volunteers.
students to explore the history, myths,                The newly founded Centre for Classical and
personalities and ways of thinking of ancient          Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA)
civilisations. Students of ancient history will        is a joint institution of several entities within
learn about such diverse topics as Roman law           the University concerned with the study of
and emperors to Greek religion and democracy.          the ancient world in all its aspects. It provides
This may involve reading ancient plays or              a unique research environment and hosts a
laws, using coins as evidence, or studying the         constant stream of international visitors.
architecture of Athens or Rome. Taking up Latin
or Ancient Greek will allow students to master a       DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
language and engage with ancient texts, authors        The Department runs a research seminar series
and literary cultures. Students will learn in the      where colleagues, postgraduate students,
leading Classics and Ancient History department        research associates and visitors present papers
of its kind in Australia, with academics who are       on new work and exchange ideas.
not only eminent scholars in their field, but also     The Department also assists with running the
passionate, supportive teachers. Aside from            Sydney Latin Summer School every January.
learning in the classroom or lecture theatre, the      This was founded in 1994 and is now the
Nicholson Museum and the Gaius Gracchus                largest regular Latin summer school in the
Society provide other ways of engaging with            Southern Hemisphere. It offers five days of
ancient cultures.                                      classes to anyone interested in Latin, from
                                                       absolute beginners to proficient readers, as well
THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS NEIGHBOURS                      as seminars and guest lectures. The School’s
The Department is part of the School of                aim is to encourage an interest in and love
Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).          for the Latin language and Latin literature,
The Department maintains close and productive          be it Classical, Medieval, or Neo-Latin. For
relationships with a variety of neighbouring           information or to register, go to:
disciplines, including (but not limited to) those of   www.latinsummerschool.com.au
History, Archaeology, and Philosophy. Members          Please keep an eye out for our two most
of the Department participate in interdisciplinary     important occasional lecture series, the Todd
research projects and collaborations, as well          Memorial Lecture, in honour of Frederick
as the teaching of joint units. If you would           Augustus Todd, Professor of Latin from 1922
like advice on how your programme can take             until his death in 1944, and the Ritchie Memorial
advantage of these links, please contact the           Lecture, in honour of William Ritchie, Professor
Undergraduate Coordinator.                             of Classical Greek from 1965 to 1991.
We also have very close ties with the Nicholson        We are fortunate to have an associated
Museum, which houses the largest collection            community of alumni and friends, some of
of artefacts from the ancient world in the             whom have generously contributed to bursary
Southern Hemisphere and is located just a              schemes and other fund-raising ventures.
few footsteps away from the Department. The            We see them as often as possible at talks
Museum is regularly used as a teaching space           and social functions. If you would like more
in several of our undergraduate units and for          information on these events or on ways to help
lectures and workshops targeted at the general         the Department’s many worthy ventures, please
                                                       contact the Chair of Department.
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A MAJOR IN ANCIENT HISTORY                           Junior units of study (1000 level)
About the major                                      You complete 12 junior credit points in
A major in Ancient History invites you to            Ancient History to gain an understanding of
discover the civilisations of ancient Greece and     three different approaches, historiographic,
Rome, using their myths, images, inscriptions,       archaeological and literary, to the cultures
artefacts, written history and literature as         and histories of ancient Greece and Rome.
evidence. You can study topics as diverse            Other pathways to an Ancient History major
as political systems, religion, law, mythology       are possible. Because of its close disciplinary
and the world of late antiquity. We offer            affinity, we welcome students who have
opportunities to read (in translation) ancient       completed 12 junior credit points of History
epic, drama and love poetry against their            as well as those who have combined one
social and historical setting and to trace how       junior unit in Ancient History with a junior
narratives have been interpreted and reinvented      unit from History, Philosophy, Archaeology,
by later ages, including Hollywood.                  Latin or Ancient Greek.
The major progresses from foundation units           Senior units of study (2000 and 3000
in your junior year to senior-intermediate units
                                                     level)
treating specific topics in depth, then senior-
                                                     Senior-intermediate (2000 level) units
advanced units offering training in disciplinary
                                                     introduce a series of topics which are
method or an opportunity to focus on a key
                                                     more closely focused in area and usually
period or theme. Our aim is that on attaining
                                                     entail a particular disciplinary approach.
your major you will be able to frame and answer
                                                     In any year, you can choose to specialise
historical questions and be a free-thinking,
                                                     in a field (ancient Greece or Rome), a
independent historian of the Classical past.
                                                     discipline (e.g. history or literary criticism)
The world is full of monuments and memories of       or a chronological period. Some units invite
Classical Greece and Rome. A major in Ancient        thematic comparison between cultures and
History equips you to meet them in their ancient     periods, others require you to consider the
and modern setting and to understand their           impact of the ancient world on subsequent
historical and cultural importance both then and     historical situations. All senior-intermediate
now.                                                 Ancient History units require you to consider
Pathway through the major                            issues in their historical context and how
A major in Ancient History requires 36 senior        that context might have changed over time.
credit points including at least 24 credit points    Some units are highly appropriate for those
from core units of study of which 6 must be at       intending to teach Ancient History to HSC
3000 level.                                          level.
The units of study for the major can be found        At 2000 level, students can follow
in the Table A unit of study table for Ancient       chronological pathways which provide the
History in the Faculty of Arts and Social            grand narrative of Classical History; they
Sciences handbook. The table shows units of          can pursue an interest in ancient literature
study on offer in the current handbook year.         through genre models; or they can study
You will find information regarding a full list of   the interplay between the past and the
units of study available to the major on the         present through units which look at the
departmental website.                                reception of the classical world.
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The department offers up to four 2000 level               Senior-advanced (3000 level) units entail a close
units each year. Units are repeated on a two or           study of either the idea and discipline of history
three year cycle. You also have an opportunity            or a seminal period or theme in Ancient History.
to study up to two 2000 level units taught by             They will require you to think independently
other departments. These are listed as electives          about a set topic and to explore the problems
in the unit of study table.                               and issues it raises.

 Ancient History Pathway
 There are many ways to structure the Bachelor of Arts degree. The following diagram provides
 an example of how students enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Arts (ie 24 credit points per         Credit
 semester) over 3 years, might structure their degree in order to major in Ancient History.           Points
                                   ANHS1600*        Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
                                   and/or           Junior Unit      Junior Unit      or B) Junior
 *Other                            ANHS1602*        Choice           Choice           Unit Choice
 pathways                     S1   Ancient                                                              24
 are possible.                     History Major
 Please see                        Junior Pre-req
 ‘Pathway      First Year          Unit
 through the
 Major’ on                       ANHS1601*          Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
 page 4 of                       Ancient            Junior Unit      Junior Unit      or B) Junior
 this booklet.                S2 History Major      Choice           Choice           Unit Choice       24
                                 Junior Pre-req
                                 Unit
                                   Ancient          Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                                   History Major    Senior Unit      or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                              S1   Senior Unit      Choice           Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24

                Second Year
                                 Ancient            Ancient          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
You must                         History Major      History Major    or B) Senior     or B) Senior
complete 6                    S2 Senior Unit        Senior Unit      Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
senior units:
4 of these
must be
core units                         Ancient          Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
and at least                       History Major    Senior Unit      or B) Senior     or B) Senior
one 3000                      S1   Senior Unit      Choice           Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
level unit.
                Third Year
                                 Ancient            Ancient          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                                 History Major      History Major    or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                              S2 Senior Unit        Senior Unit      Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24

                                                                                           TOTAL =     144
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A MAJOR IN GREEK (ANCIENT)                           you have studied Greek previously to HSC-level
About the major                                      (or equivalent). The culmination of the major
An Ancient Greek major allows you to read,           for all students is in-depth study and nuanced
in the original, works of immense cultural and       appreciation of works of celebrated Greek
literary significance by the great writers of        authors.
the ancient Mediterranean world. The study           Pathways through the major
of philosophy, history, drama, lyric, epic, the      There are two pathways through an Ancient
novel, and oratory begins in Greece, and Greek       Greek major: one if you have not studied
contributions to world literature are undisputed     Greek to HSC-level (or equivalent), and one
models of perfection in every later age. Reading     if you have. These pathways merge at the
the actual words of Homer, Euripides, Plato          intermediate level (GRKA2600).
or the New Testament is an extraordinary and
unforgettable experience.                            For a major in Ancient Greek, the minimum
                                                     requirement is 36 senior credit points in Ancient
A major in Ancient Greek gives you an                Greek. This must include at least 6 credit points
advanced ability to read and critically analyse      at 3000 level.
Greek literature. Greek majors study a wide
variety of important texts from key periods          The units of study for the major can be found
and genres in the development of this hugely         in the Table A unit of study table for Ancient
influential literature, gaining an understanding     Greek in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
of its themes, preoccupations and complex            handbook. The table shows units of study on
reflection of Greek (particularly Classical          offer in the current handbook year. You will find
Athenian) culture. Linguistic ability is developed   information regarding a full list of units of study
as you progress through a series of units that       available to the major on the departmental
introduce, practise and then analyse in context      website.
Greek morphology and syntax. You may begin           The non-HSC stream:
either at introductory level, if you have no prior   Over the course of first year, you acquire the
knowledge of Greek, or at intermediate level if      fundamental syntactic and morphological rules
                                                     of Attic Greek. You will study one unit per
                                                     semester, and reach a comparable standard
                                                     of linguistic knowledge at the end of the year
                                                     to that of students who have studied Greek
                                                     in secondary school to HSC-level. This means
                                                     that you will be equipped with most of the
                                                     basic knowledge and skills that enable you to
                                                     comprehend texts written in Greek.
                                                     You can enter this stream either as a first year
                                                     student (and complete the junior units coded
                                                     GRKA1600 and GRKA1601) or as a second or
                                                     third year student (and complete units coded
                                                     GRKA2620 and GRKA2621). The latter option
                                                     allows students who have decided to major in
                                                     ancient history, classical archaeology, philosophy
                                                     and other fields to gain the competence in Greek
                                                     that they need to complete or complement their
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own studies. During your second year, you will        exercises in composition will further develop
be in a class with students who have studied          mastery and appreciation of literary Greek. In
Greek to HSC-level. You will complete the core        addition you can choose three other senior-
units, GRKA2600 (Intermediate Greek 1) and            advanced literary units (one in first and two in
GRKA2601 (Intermediate Greek 2). In the second        second semester). In first semester you can
semester you also have the option of studying         take either Greek Oratory and Historiography
a 3000-level unit (GRKA3601, The Language of          (GRKA3603) or Greek Philosophical Texts
the Greek Bible or GRKA3602, Greek Epic). You         (GRKA3604). In the second semester, you
will meet some more complex syntactical and           can take either Greek Epic (GRKA 3602) or
grammatical concepts, but the main focus of           Language of the Greek Bible (GRKA 3601) and
the year will be training you to read and analyse     Greek Drama (GRKA3605) or Classics of Greek
Greek literary texts. You will begin to explore in    Literature (GRKA3606).
depth the literary output of classical Greece.        To achieve an Ancient Greek major, you need to
In third year, you complete a final compulsory        have completed six units at senior-intermediate
unit, GRKA3600 (Advanced Greek), where you            (2000) and senior- advanced (3000) level. The
receive advanced training in the translation          units on offer are as follows (compulsory units
and study of Greek literary texts. You will hone      are in bold):
your skills in reading and translation, as well
as grammatical and stylistic analysis. Regular

 Sample Pathway – Greek major (non-HSC stream). Only 36 senior credit points are                     Credit
 required for the major in Greek (Ancient)                                                           Points

                    GRKA1600               Arts (Table A) Junior    Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
               S1   Introduction to        Unit Choice              Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                    Ancient Greek 1                                 Choice           Unit Choice
 First Year
                    GRKA1601               Arts (Table A) Junior    Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
               S2   Introduction to        Unit Choice              Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                    Ancient Greek 2                                 Choice           Unit Choice

                    GRKA2600               Arts (Table A) Senior    Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
               S1   Intermediate Greek 1   Unit Choice              or B) Senior     or B) Senior      24
                                                                    Unit Choice      Unit Choice
 Second Year
                    GRKA2601               GRKA3601 Language        Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
               S2   Intermediate Greek 2   of the Greek Bible, or   or B) Senior     or B) Senior      24
                                           GRKA3602 Greek Epic      Unit Choice      Unit Choice

                    GRKA3600 Advanced      GRKA3603 Greek           Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                    Greek                  Oratory and              or B) Senior     or B) Senior
               S1                          Historiography, or       Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                                           GRKA3604 Greek
 Third Year                                Philosophical Texts
                    GRKA3605 Greek         GRKA3601 Language        Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                    Drama, or              of the Greek Bible, or   or B) Senior     or B) Senior
               S2                                                   Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                    GRKA3606 Classics of
                    Greek Literature       GRKA3602 Greek Epic
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 Sample Pathway – Greek major (ex-HSC stream). Only 36 senior credit points are                   Credit
 required for the major in Greek (Ancient)                                                        Points

                   GRKA2600              Arts (Table A) Junior   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
              S1   Intermediate Greek    Unit Choice             Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                   1                                             Choice           Unit Choice
 First Year        GRKA2601              GRKA3601 Language Arts (Table A) Arts (Table A
                   Intermediate Greek    of the Greek Bible, or Junior Unit or B) Junior
              S2                                                Choice      Unit Choice             24
                   2                     GRKA3602 Greek
                                         Epic
                   GRKA3600              GRKA3603 Greek          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                   Advanced Greek        Oratory and             or B) Senior     or B) Senior
              S1                         Historiography, or      Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                                         GRKA3604 Greek
 Second                                  Philosophical Texts
 Year
                   GRKA3605 Greek        GRKA3601 Language Arts (Table A          Arts (Table A
                   Drama, or             of the Greek Bible, or or B) Senior      or B) Senior
              S2                                                Unit Choice       Unit Choice       24
                   GRKA3606 Classics     GRKA3602 Greek
                   of Greek Literature   Epic
                   GRKA3603 Greek        Arts (Table A)          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                   Oratory and           Senior Unit Choice      or B) Senior     or B) Senior
              S1   Historiography, or                            Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                   GRKA3604 Greek
 Third Year        Philosophical Texts
                   GRKA3605 Greek        GRKA3601 Language Arts (Table A          Arts (Table A
                   Drama, or             of the Greek Bible, or or B) Senior      or B) Senior
              S2                                                Unit Choice       Unit Choice       24
                   GRKA3606 Classics     GRKA3602 Greek
                   of Greek Literature   Epic

A MAJOR IN LATIN                                     Latin majors study a wide variety of important
A Latin major allows you to read, in the             works from key periods in the development
original, works of immense cultural and literary     of this hugely influential literature, gaining an
significance by the great writers of ancient         understanding of its themes, preoccupations
Rome. It opens up intellectual vistas vital          and Roman cultural significance. Linguistic
for anyone interested in exploring the past          ability is developed as you progress through
or navigating the present: Latin is the direct       a series of units that introduce, practise and
ancestor of nearly fifty modern languages and        then analyse in context Latin morphology and
a major contributor to the vocabulary of many        syntax. You may begin either at introductory
others, including English; it was the language of    level, if you have no prior knowledge of Latin,
European literature, history, science, medicine,     or at intermediate level if you have studied
diplomacy and law for nearly two thousand years.     Latin previously to HSC-level (or equivalent).
A major in Latin gives you an advanced ability       The culmination of the major for all students
to read and critically analyse Latin literature.     is in-depth study and nuanced appreciation of
                                                     celebrated Roman authors.
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Pathways through the major                             During your second year, you will be in a
There are two pathways through a Latin major:          class with students who have studied Latin
one if you have not studied Latin to HSC-level         to HSC-level. You complete the core units,
(or equivalent), and one if you have. These            LATN2600 (Intermediate Latin 1) and LATN2601
pathways merge at the intermediate level               (Intermediate Latin 2). In second semester
(LATN2600).                                            you also have the option of studying a 3000
For a major in Latin, the minimum requirement          level unit on Latin epic (LATN3601, Ovid’s
is 36 senior-intermediate or senior-advanced           Metamorphoses or LATN3602, Virgil’s Aeneid).
credit points in Latin. This must include at least     You will meet some more complex syntactical
6 senior-advanced (i.e. 3000-level) Latin credit       and grammatical concepts, but the main
points.                                                focus of the year will be training you to read
                                                       and analyse Latin literary texts. You will be
The units of study for the major can be found          introduced to critical terminology and theory,
in the Table A unit of study table for Latin in the    and will begin to explore in depth the literary
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences handbook.          output of classical Rome.
The table shows units of study on offer in the
current handbook year. You will find information       In third year you complete a compulsory unit,
regarding a full list of units of study available to   LATN3600 (Advanced Latin), where you
the major on the departmental website.                 receive advanced training in the translation
                                                       and analysis of Latin literature. You will read a
The non-HSC stream:                                    work of literature that allows you to display and
Over the course of first year, you acquire most        develop your skills in critical analysis, and will
of the fundamental syntactic and morphological         also spend time every week honing your skills
rules of Latin. You will study one unit per            in translation and grammatical analysis. In the
semester, and reach a comparable standard              second semester of the year, you can take a
of linguistic knowledge at the end of the year         senior-advanced unit on Latin epic, and there
to that of students who have studied Latin in          will also be two senior-advanced literary units
secondary school to HSC-level. This means              (one in first and one in second semester) in
that you will be equipped with most of the             which you will read and research key works of
basic knowledge and skills that enable you to          Latin literature.
comprehend texts written in Latin.
                                                       To achieve a Latin major, you need to have
You can enter this stream either as a first year       completed 6 units at senior level. The units on
student (and complete the junior units coded           offer are as follows (compulsory units are in
LATN1600 and LATN1601) or as a second or               bold):
third year student (and complete units coded
LATN2620 and LATN2621). The latter option
allows students who have decided to major in
ancient history, classical archaeology, medieval
studies and other fields to gain the competence
in Latin they need to complete or complement
their own studies.
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 Sample Pathway – Latin major (non-HSC stream). Only 36 senior credit points are                     Credit
 required for the major in Latin                                                                     Points

                     LATN1600               Arts (Table A) Junior   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
                S1   Introduction to        Unit Choice             Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                     Latin 1                                        Choice           Unit Choice
 First Year
                     LATN1601               Arts (Table A) Junior   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
                S2   Introduction to        Unit Choice             Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                     Latin 2                                        Choice           Unit Choice

                     LATN2600               Arts (Table A)          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                S1   Intermediate Latin 1   Senior Unit Choice      or B) Senior     or B) Senior      24
                                                                    Unit Choice      Unit Choice
 Second Year         LATN2601               LATN3601 Ovid’s         Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Intermediate Latin 2   Metamorphoses, or       or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S2                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                                            LATN3602 Virgil’s
                                            Aeneid
                     LATN3600               LATN3603 Latin          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Advanced Latin         Imperial Poetry, or     or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S1                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                                            LATN3604 Latin
                                            Republican Poetry
 Third Year
                     LATN3605 Latin         LATN3601 Ovid’s         Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Republican Prose,      Metamorphoses, or       or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S2                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                     or LATN3606 Latin      LATN3602 Virgil’s
                     Imperial Prose         Aeneid

The ex-HSC stream:                                     In second year you complete a final compulsory
If you have studied Latin to HSC-level, you enter      unit, LATN3600 (Advanced Latin), where you
straight into the Intermediate level of Latin study    receive advanced training in the translation and
at the University of Sydney. You complete the          analysis of Latin literature. In it, you will read a
core units, LATN2600 (Intermediate Latin 1) and        work of literature that allows you to display and
LATN2601 (Intermediate Latin 2). You also have         develop your skills in critical analysis, and will
the option of studying a 3000-level unit on Latin      also spend time every week honing your skills
epic in your second semester (LATN3601 Ovid’s          in translation and grammatical analysis. In the
Metamorphoses or LATN3602 Virgil’s Aeneid).            second semester, you will be able to take a senior-
You will spend some time studying complex              advanced unit on Latin epic, and there will also be
syntactical and grammatical concepts, but the          two senior-advanced literary units (one in first and
main focus of the year will be training you to         one in second semester) in which you will read
read and analyse Latin literary texts. You will be     and research key works of Latin literature.
introduced to critical terminology and theory,
and will begin to explore in depth the literary
output of classical Rome.
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 Sample Pathway – Latin major (ex-HSC stream). Only 36 senior credit points are                      Credit
 required for the major in Latin                                                                     Points

                     LATN2600               Arts (Table A) Junior   Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
                S1   Intermediate Latin 1   Unit Choice             Junior Unit      or B) Junior      24
                                                                    Choice           Unit Choice
 First Year          LATN2601               LATN3601 Ovid’s         Arts (Table A)   Arts (Table A
                     Intermediate Latin 2   Metamorphoses, or       Junior Unit      or B) Junior
                S2                                                  Choice           Unit Choice       24
                                            LATN3602 Virgil’s
                                            Aeneid
                     LATN3600               LATN3603 Latin          Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Advanced Latin         Imperial Poetry, or     or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S1                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                                            LATN3604 Latin
                                            Republican Poetry
 Second Year
                     LATN3605 Latin         LATN3601 Ovid’s         Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Republican Prose,      Metamorphoses, or       or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S2                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                     or LATN3606 Latin      LATN3602 Virgil’s
                     Imperial Prose         Aeneid
                     LATN3603 Latin         Arts (Table A) Senior   Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Imperial Poetry, or    Unit Choice             or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S1                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                     LATN3604 Latin
                     Republican Poetry
 Third Year
                     LATN3605 Latin         LATN3601 Ovid’s         Arts (Table A    Arts (Table A
                     Republican Prose,      Metamorphoses, or       or B) Senior     or B) Senior
                S2                                                  Unit Choice      Unit Choice       24
                     or LATN3606 Latin      LATN3602 Virgil’s
                     Imperial Prose         Aeneid

In the third year of your Latin major you can
take two more senior-advanced literary units
(again, one in first and one in second semester),
as well as a unit in Roman epic if you didn’t take
it in first year. In all these advanced literature
units, you will read important works of Latin
literature and discuss them in detail in class with
your fellow students and lecturer, as well as
writing a substantial research essay.
To achieve a Latin major, you need to have
completed 6 units at senior level. The units on
offer are above (compulsory units are in bold).
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HONOURS IN ANCIENT HISTORY                            HONOURS IN ANCIENT GREEK
Qualifying for Honours                                Qualifying for Honours in Ancient Greek
If you are considering an honours year in Ancient     If you are considering an honours year in
History, it is best to seek early advice on all the   Ancient Greek, it is best to seek early advice
pathways open to you and the skills you will need     on all the pathways open to you and the skills
to do your best. Our formal prerequisites are an      you will need to do your best. Our formal
average of 70 or above in 36 senior credit points     prerequisites are an average of 70 or more
of Ancient History including ANHS3635 (or             in 42 senior credit points of Greek including
equivalent) AND 12 credit points (or equivalent)      two of GRKA3603, 3604, 3605, 3606 plus 6
of Ancient Greek or Latin.                            additional senior credit points of Greek, Latin,
Students are also required to enrol in at least one   or Ancient History. The Honours Coordinator
Ancient History unit 3000 level. The Honours          can advise you on acceptable equivalents to
Coordinator can advise you on acceptable              our standard requirements.
equivalents to our standard requirements.             Please note: Meeting the minimum entry
Ancient History at honours level requires you         requirements does not guarantee you entry
to have learned at least the basics of the            into the Honours program. Honours places can
ancient language most relevant to your thesis         only be granted where there is also supervisory
topic. Normally students are expected to have         capacity. It is reasonable for a program to
successfully completed two semesters of Latin         decline an application for honours if there is
or Ancient Greek.                                     insufficient capacity to provide an appropriate
                                                      supervisor.
Note that you can still pick up your ancient
language as senior units via the units in Reading
Greek (GRKA2620 and 2621) or Reading Latin
(LATN2620 and 2621).
Please note: Meeting the minimum entry
requirements does not guarantee you entry
into the Honours program. Honours places can
only be granted where there is also supervisory
capacity. It is reasonable for a department to
decline an application for honours if there is
insufficient capacity to provide an appropriate
supervisor.
Undertaking Honours in Ancient History
An extra year of Ancient History allows students
to specialise in a particular field and to write a
major piece of research. The honours year can
be the culmination of your study of Ancient
History or a pathway to further research in our
postgraduate program. It develops worthwhile
transferable skills of analysis and critical
argumentation. Our program consists of two
seminars and a thesis of 20,000 words on a
topic decided by you in consultation with your
supervisor.
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Undertaking Honours in Ancient Greek                HONOURS IN CLASSICS (JOINT GREEK
An extra year of Greek allows students to           AND LATIN)
specialise in a particular field and to write a major
                                                    Qualifying for Honours
piece of research. The honours year can be the      If you are considering an honours year in
culmination of your study of Greek or a pathway     Classics it is best to seek early advice on all the
to further research in our postgraduate program     pathways open to you and the skills you will
(though in this case you should also consider doing need to do your best. Our formal prerequisites
at least two years of Latin). Our program consists  are EITHER an average of 70 or above in 36
of two seminars, an unseen translation exam and     senior credit points of Latin including two of
a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic decided by you  LATN3603, 3604, 3605, 3606 plus 18 additional
in consultation with your supervisor.               senior credit points of Greek OR an average
                                                    of 70 or above in 36 senior credit points of
HONOURS IN LATIN                                    Greek including two of GRKA3603, 3604, 3605,
Qualifying for Honours in Latin                     3606 plus 18 additional senior credit points of
If you are considering an Honours year in Latin, it Latin. The Honours Coordinator can advise
is best to seek early advice on all the pathways    you on acceptable equivalents to our standard
open to you and the skills you will need to         requirements.
do your best. Our formal prerequisites are an       Please note: Meeting the minimum entry
average of 70 or more in 42 senior credit points    requirements does not guarantee you entry
of Latin including two of LATN3603, 3604,           into the Honours program. Honours places can
3605, 3606 plus 6 additional senior credit points only be granted where there is also supervisory
of Greek, Latin, or Ancient History. The Honours capacity. It is reasonable for a department to
Coordinator can advise you on acceptable            decline an application for honours if there is
equivalents to our standard requirements.           insufficient capacity to provide an appropriate
Please note: Meeting the minimum entry              supervisor.
requirements does not guarantee you entry           Undertaking Honours
into the Honours program. Honours places can        An extra year of Classics allows students to
only be granted where there is also supervisory     specialise in a particular field and to write a
capacity. It is reasonable for a department to      major piece of research. The Honours year can
decline an application for honours if there is      be the culmination of your study of Classics or
insufficient capacity to provide an appropriate     a pathway to further research. Our program
supervisor.                                         consists of two seminars, an unseen translation
Undertaking Honours in Latin                        exam and a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic
An extra year of Latin allows students to           decided by you in consultation with your
specialise in a particular field and to write a     supervisor.
major piece of research. The honours year can       Full details of the program, its prerequisites and
be the culmination of your study of Latin or a      its relationship to other majors taught by the
pathway to further research in our postgraduate department may be found on the departmental
program (though in this case you should also        website:
consider doing at least two years of Ancient        sydney.edu.au/arts/classics_ancient_history
Greek). Our program consists of two seminars,
an unseen translation exam and a thesis of
15,000 words on a topic decided by you in
consultation with your supervisor.
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SEMESTER 1                                 SEMESTER 2
ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece    ANHS1601 Foundations for Ancient Rome
ANHS1602 Greek and Roman Myth              ANHS2602 Law, Disorder and Ideology
ANHS2606 The City of Rome: History                  at Rome
         & Landscape                       ANHS2605 Ancient Greek Religion
ANHS2619 The World of Ancient Epic         ANHS2614 The Emperor in the Roman World
ANHS3635 Historiography Ancient                     14-117 AD
         and Modern                        ANHS3608 The Peloponnesian War
GRKA1600 Introduction to Ancient Greek 1            and Culture
GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1              GRKA1601 Introduction to Ancient Greek 2
GRKA2620 Reading Greek 1                   GRKA2601 Intermediate Greek 2
GRKA3600 Advanced Greek                    GRKA2621 Reading Greek 2
GRKA3604 Greek Philosophical Texts         GRKA3602 Greek Epic
LATN1600 Introductory Latin I              GRKA3606 Classics of Greek Literature
LATN2600 Intermediate Latin I              LATN1601 Introductory Latin 2
LATN2620 Reading Latin 1                   LATN2601 Intermediate Latin 2
LATN3600 Advanced Latin                    LATN2621 Reading Latin 2
LATN3603 Latin Imperial Poetry             LATN3602 Virgil’s Aeneid
                                           LATN3605 Latin Republican Prose

SUMMER SCHOOL                              HONOURS
ANHS2606 The City of Rome: History &       Students intending to undertake Honours in the
         Landscape                         Department of Classics and Ancient History
ANHS2605 Ancient Greek Religion            will need to commence their Honours study in
                                           Semester 1. There is no mid-year entry.
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JUNIOR UNITS OF STUDY                                ANHS1602 Greek and Roman Myth
                                                     Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-
ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece              hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions:
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-   CLCV1001 Assessment: tutorial quizzes (15%),
hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment:   tutorial participation (10%), 1x1500wd written
1x500wd-equivalent tutorial presentation (5%),       assignment (35%), and 1x2hr exam (40%)
participation (15%), 1x1500wd research exercise
(40%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
                                                     Stories about Greek and Roman gods, heroes,
                                                     and monsters occupy an important place in
Delphic oracles, epic stories of heroes, graceful    Western culture. Greco-Roman mythology is
temples, tales of lust and tyranny - the Greek       the fount of inspiration for masterpieces of
world has much to delight and surprise. This         art, music, and literature. This unit examines
unit of study will introduce you to the study of     these enduring ancient narratives, symbols,
ancient Greek history and culture and provides       and mythical ideas in their historical, cultural
a springboard for further studies in history,        and religious context. Learn about the manifold
archaeology and literature. It is informed by a      meanings of myth, its transformations and
cross-disciplinary approach that combines a          transgressions, its uses and abuses from
variety of perspectives to achieve a holistic        antiquity to the present day.
view of the ancient world.
                                                     GRKA1600 Introduction to Ancient Greek 1
ANHS1601 Foundations for Ancient Rome                Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-   hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions:
hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment:   GRKA2620 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly
1x500wd exercise (10%), participation (15%),         language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent
1x1500wd research exercise (35%) and 1x2hr exam      weekly quizzes (30%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)
(40%)
                                                     This unit provides the essential linguistic
From Spain to Turkey, from Britain to Africa,        foundation to the study of Greek literature,
ancient Rome has left physical and cultural          philosophy, culture, and history. No previous
reminders of its role as an ancient superpower.      knowledge of any foreign language is assumed
This unit of study will introduce you to the         and all grammatical concepts encountered will
city of Rome itself, its turbulent history, its      be explained. The unit introduces the basics
empire and its vibrant culture. It will provide      of Greek through the study of grammar, and is
a springboard for further studies in history,        valuable for students interested in all aspects
archaeology and literature. It is informed by a      of European history, archaeology, language,
cross-disciplinary approach that combines a          literature and philosophy.
variety of perspectives to achieve a holistic
view of the ancient world.
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GRKA1601 Introduction to Ancient Greek 2                LATN1601 Introduction to Latin 2
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-      Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-
hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:   hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA2621 Assessment:             LATN1600 Prohibitions: LATN2621 Assessment:
1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments           1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments
(30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%),          (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%),
1x2hr exam (40%)                                        1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills            This unit builds on the knowledge and skills
acquired in GRKA1600, enabling students to              acquired in LATN1600, enabling students to
read Greek texts in the original. It conerntrates       read more complex Latin texts. It concentrates
particularly on additional morphology, reading          particularly on reading skills and the syntax of
skills and the syntax of the sentence, while            the sentence, while also introducing further
also introducing further grammatical concepts           grammatical concepts and constructions.
and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is             Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by
reinforced by translation from and into Greek,          translation from and into Latin, while reading
while reading skills are further consolidated           skills are further consolidated through the
through the study of selected extracts from             study of a wide variety of longer extracts from
Greek prose and/or verse texts.                         Latin prose and verse texts.
LATN1600 Introduction to Latin 1                        SENIOR UNITS OF STUDY
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-
hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions:    ANHS2602 Law, Disorder and Ideology in
LATN2620 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly           Rome
language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent           Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-
weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)                  hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
                                                        (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Greek
This unit provides the essential linguistic             (Ancient), Latin or History) OR (6 junior credit
foundation to the study of the literature,              points of Ancient History AND 6 junior credit points
culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-          of History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or
speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous               Archaeology) Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (50%),
knowledge of any forgeign language is assumed           1x2hr exam (40%) and participation (10%)
and all grammatical concepts encountered will
be explained. The unit introduces the basics of         We live in an era in which the interests of
Latin through the study of grammar and, using           national security are constantly balanced
a wide variety of short and longer readings             against the rule of law. In Rome too, crisis and
form a range of Roman authors, provides an              emergency, whether genuine or the product of
introduction to Latin literature.                       partisan rhetoric, could threaten the rule of law.
                                                        This unit explores the idea that the collapse
                                                        of the rule of law engendered the collapse of
                                                        the Republic, whilst also seeking to promote
                                                        stimulating and topical discussion about the
                                                        rule of law in democratic societies like our own.
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ANHS2605 Ancient Greek Religion                           ANHS2614 The Emperor in the Roman World
Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2, Summer             14-117 AD
Classes: 2x1-hr lectures and 1x1-hr tutorial per week     Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-
Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Ancient         hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
History, Classical Studies, Ancient Greek or History      (12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Classical
OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6        Studies, Ancient Greek or History) or (6 junior credit
junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient),    points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points
Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology       of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies,
(Classical) or Archaeology (Near Eastern)                 History, Philosophy, Archaeology (Classical) or
Assessment: 1x2000wd class paper (40%), 1x2hr             Archaeology (Near Eastern)) Assessment: 1x2500
exam (30%), 1x500wd reading journal (15%) and             word essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial
participation (15%)                                       participation (10%)
This unit explores Greek religion as a defining           The first century AD is a fascinating and
feature of what it meant to be Greek. We will             important period of tension and negotiation
investigate similarities and differences between          between the emperor, senate, and people of
religious beliefs and practices throughout the            Rome. The empire expanded to its physical
ancient Greek world and trace how religion                apogee, and new avenues of power and arenas
changed over time. Topics addressed include               of competition emerged to transform politics.
sacrifice, religious festivals and games, the use         This unit examines the period 14-117 AD,
(and abuse) of divination, and shared notions of          comprising the reigns of the Julio-Claudians
purity and pollution.                                     (Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), Flavians
                                                          (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian), Nerva, and
ANHS2606 The City of Rome: History and
                                                          Trajan. It will treat politics, court culture, the
Landscape
                                                          imperial family, foreign policy, conspiracy and
Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 1, Summer             propaganda.
Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
Prerequisites: 6 junior credit points of ANHS and 6
credit points of Ancient History, History, Archaeology,
Philosophy, Greek (Ancient) or Latin Assessment:
1x500wd site analysis (15%), 1x2000wd essay (35%),
1x500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd
reading journal (25%) and tutorial participation (10%)
‘The city, stick to the city, and live in its light.’
(Cicero) This unit will explore the rich history
of Rome’s urban landscape from the middle
Republic (c.200BCE) to the early fourth
century CE. We will examine the ways in which
the physical city interacted with and even
affected the political, religious and cultural life
of the Romans and how the great monuments
of Empire were eventually destroyed, recovered
and reinvented by later ages.
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ANHS2619 The World of Ancient Epic                          ANHS3635 Historiography Ancient and
Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 1 Classes:              Modern
2x1 hour lectures and 1x1 hour tutorial per week            Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr
Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points of Ancient History   lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
or History or Asian Studies OR 6 junior credit points of    (12 senior credit points from Ancient History) or
Ancient History or History or Asian Studies and 6 junior    (12 senior credit points from History) Assessment:
credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek     1x3000wd research essay (40%), 1x1000wd student-
(Ancient), or Archaeology Assessment: 1x1000 word           led exercise (30%), 1x500wd writing journal/online
tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500 word essay (30%), 1x2          discussion board (20%) and tutorial participation
hour exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)               (10%)
Ancient epic helped shape the European                      From Herodotus to Robert Darnton; from
cultural imagination. These masterpieces treat              Thucydides to John Mearsheimer; from
issues of universal concern: life, death, love,             Plutarch’s Life of Julius Caesar to Barack
war, fate, the supernatural, and journeys of                Obama’s autobiography. In this unit of study
experience. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are both              you will compare ancient and modern ways
entertainment and serious explorations of social            of writing history. You will study relevant key
values. Vergil’s Aeneid recounts the foundations            texts, theories, and methods - both ancient
of Rome, and considers the individual’s plight              and modern - and use them in your own
amid unstoppable historical and supernatural                historiographic practice. Brace yourself for
forces. Lucan’s Civil War presents a disturbing             an unusual, insightful, and challenging journey
vision of a world descending into chaos.                    from ancient Egypt, via Greece and Rome, to
This unit explores in detail these brilliant and            modern France and Australia. Looking at history
influential poems.                                          will never be the same again.
ANHS3608 The Peloponnesian War and                          GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1
Culture                                                     Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-
Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-         hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 senior credit points       HSC Greek or GRKA1601 or GRKA2621 Assessment:
of ANHS and 6 senior credit points of ANHS, HSTY,           2500wd-equivalent weekly assignments (50%), 1x2hr
ARCA, PHIL, GRKA or LATN Assessment: 1x4000wd               exam (50%)
class paper (50%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), classwork
(10%)                                                       This unit consolidates the knowledge of
                                                            Greek acquired in GRKA1601, GRKA2621
The Peloponnesian War dominates the Greek                   or by advanced study of Greek at school. It
world in the second half of the fifth century               involves both formal language study, including
BC. At the same time, throughout this period,               practice in unseen translation and prose
we see art and culture flourish as never before.            composition, and the close reading of extended
This unit of study aims to trace these two                  extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.
features and examine the relationship between               Increasing attention will be paid to the literary
them. It looks at the stimulus war provides to              qualities, style, generic and socio-historical
culture, and the way culture responds to war’s              background of the texts, as well as to their
anxieties. It also examines the position that the           grammar and syntax.
Peloponnesian War has occupied in western
European thought.
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GRKA2601 Intermediate Greek 2                      GRKA2620 Reading Greek 1
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes:      Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-
3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600       hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions:
Assessment: 2500wd-equivalent weekly               GRKA1600 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly
assignments (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)                language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent
                                                   weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit builds further on language knowledge
and translation skills acquired in GRKA2600,       This unit provides senior-level students with
and develops skills in the literary study of       the essential linguistic foundation to the study
Greek texts. It will involve the close reading     of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and
of extended extracts from classic works of         history. No previous knowledge of any foreign
Greek prose and/or poetry, as well as practice     language is assumed and all grammatical
in writing in Greek. Attention will be paid to     concepts encountered will be explained. The
style, literary and narrative technique, and the   unit introduces the basics of Greek through
generic and socio-historical background of the     the study of grammar, and is valuable for
texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar    students interested in all aspects of European
and syntax.                                        history, archaeology, language, literature and
                                                   philosophy.
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GRKA2621 Reading Greek 2                                GRKA3602 Greek Epic
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-      Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes:
hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:   3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA2601
GRKA2620 or GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1601             Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam
Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language           (50%), participation (10%)
assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly
quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)                         The Iliad, the Odyssey and the poems of
                                                        Hesiod are the classics of the classics. This unit
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills            offers an introduction to the language, style
acquired in GRKA2620, enabling senior-level             and content of the Greek epics which served
students to read Greek texts in the original.           as the foundations of Greek cultural identity
It concentrates particularly on additional              and are the primary textual sources for Bronze
morphology, reading skills and the syntax of            Age, Geometric and Archaic Greek language,
the sentence, while also introducing further            religion, history and thought.
grammatical concepts and constructions.
Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by                  GRKA3604 Greek Philosophical Texts
translation from and into Greek, while reading          Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 1 Classes:
skills are further consolidated through the             3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600
study of selected extracts from Greek prose             Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen
and/or verse texts.                                     translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)

GRKA3600 Advanced Greek                                 This unit offers a close reading in the original
                                                        Greek of select classics of Greek philosophy
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes:
3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601            with particular attention to the genres of
Assessment: 2250wd-equivalent weekly                    philosophical expression and the linguistic,
assignments (45%), 2250wd-equivalent weekly tests       cultural and ideological background to Greek
(45%), seminar participation (10%)                      philosophical thought. Language skills will
                                                        continue to be tested and developed by
This unit offers advanced study and practice in         periodic exercises in unseen translation.
the literary language of ancient Greek. Reading
and translation skills will be honed by weekly          GRKA3606 Classics of Greek Literature
language classes and the translation of unseen          Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes:
passages; exercises in Greek composition will           3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA3600
further develop knowledge and appreciation              Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen
of literary Greek. The unit will also involve the       translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)
close reading and analysis of classic works             In this unit we undertake advanced study of
of Greek prose and/or poetry, paying close              select genres of Greek literature, such as choral
attention to style and diction, and to literary         lyric, epinician, mime and the novel. It is intended
and narrrative technique.                               for students with a firm command of Greek
                                                        literary language and close familiarity with two
                                                        or more other poetic or prose genres. Language
                                                        skills will continue to be tested and developed
                                                        by periodic exercises in unseen translation. Texts
                                                        will be advised in advance on the Department of
                                                        Classics and Ancient History website.
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LATN2600 Intermediate Latin 1                          LATN2620 Reading Latin 1
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr   Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-
lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:     hr lectures/week,1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions:
HSC Latin or LATN1601 or LATN2621 Assessment:          LATN1600 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly
1250wd-equivalent weekly assignments (30%),            language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent
1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr          weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
exam (40%)
                                                       This unit provides senior-level students with
This unit consolidates the knowledge of                the essential linguistic foundation to the study
Latin acquired in LATN1601, LATN2621 or by             of the literature, culture, history and long
advanced study of Latin at school. It involves         legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by
both formal language study, including practice         Rome. No previous knowledge of any foreign
in unseen translation, and the close reading of        language is assumed and all grammatical
a wide variety of shorter and extended extracts        concepts encountered will be explained. The
from Latin verse and prose texts. Increasing           unit introduces the basics of Latin through the
attention will be paid to the literary qualities,      study of grammar and, using a wide variety
style, generic and socio-historical background         of short and longer readings from a range of
of the texts, as well as to their grammar and          Roman authors, provides an introduction to
syntax.                                                Latin literature.
LATN2601 Intermediate Latin 2                          LATN2621 Reading Latin 2
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes:          Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-
3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2600           hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites:
Assessment: 1000wd-equivalent language                 LATN2620 or LATN1600 Prohibitions: LATN1601
assignments (30%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2hr         Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language
exam (40%)                                             assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly
                                                       quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit develops skills in the literary study
of Latin texts, and builds further on language         This unit builds on the knowledge and skills
knowledge and translation skills acquired in           acquired in LATN2620, enabling senior-level
LATN2600. It will involve the close reading of         students to read more complex Latin texts.
classic works of Latin prose and/or poetry, to         It concentrates particularly on reading skills
be advised in advance on the Department of             and the syntax of the sentence, while also
Classics and Ancient History website. Attention        introducing further grammatical concepts
will be paid to style, literary and narrative          and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is
technique, and the generic and socio-historical        reinforced by translation from and into Latin,
background of the texts, as well as to the             while reading skills are further consolidated
intricacies of grammar and syntax.                     through the study of a wide variety of longer
                                                       extracts from Latin prose and verse texts.
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LATN3600 Advanced Latin                                LATN3603 Latin Imperial Poetry
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes:          Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 1 Classes:
3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2601           3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN3600
Assessment: 1000wd-equivalent language                 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen
assignments (30%), 2x750wd analysis exercises          translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay
(30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)                                (45%)
This unit offers advanced study and practice           This unit expands students’ knowledge of the
in the literary language of Latin. Reading             poetry of the Roman Empire through study
and translation skills will be honed by weekly         of one or more important texts from this vital
language classes and the translation of unseen         period in Rome’s literary development. The
passages; exercises in Latin composition will          focus of the unit will be on the interpretation,
further develop knowledge and appreciation of          literary appreciation and generic and/or
literary Latin. The unit will also involve the close   historical background of the texts. Language
reading and analysis of classic works of Latin         skills will continue to be tested and developed
prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to         by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
style and diction, and to literary and narrative
technique.                                             LATN3605 Latin Republican Prose
                                                       Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes:
LATN3602 Virgil’s Aeneid                               3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN3600
Credit points: 6 Sessions: Semester 2 Classes:         Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen
3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN2601            translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay
Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam           (45%)
(45%) and participation in class discussion (10%)
                                                       This unit expands students’ knowledge of the
Virgil’s Aeneid is the central text of Roman           prose literature of the Republic and Augustan
civilization and arguably of Western culture.          era through study of one or more texts from
This unit will examine its stylistic, literary         this influential period of Roman literature. The
and narrative technique, and its historical            focus of the unit will be on the interpretation,
and political context, through the reading of          literary appreciation and generic and/or
either an entire book or selected passages             historical background of the texts. Language
from the whole epic. It is particularly suitable       skills will continue to be tested and developed
for students who are in their second or third          by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
year of Latin, but will be of interest, profit and
enjoyment to anyone interested in Latin poetry.
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