ANCH111 Introduction to Ancient Rome

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Updated: 03 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH100

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Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Sarah Lawrence (
Unit Description

This unit explores Ancient Rome from its rise to power on the international stage to the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. Emphasis is placed on the literary and material evidence that survives for this period, and the analytical skills historians use to interpret that evidence.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Plutarch, Fall of the Roman Republic

ISBN: 9780140449341
Warner, R. (trans.) and Seager, R. (revised), Penguin 2006

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Plutarch, The Makers of Rome

ISBN: 9780140441581
Kilvert, I.S. (trans.), Penguin 1965

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material


Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

The Romans: From Village to Empire

ISBN: 9780199730575
Boatwright, M.T., Gargola, D.J. and Talbert, R.J.A., Oxford University Press 2nd ed. 2012

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 20% 500
Assessment Notes

Ancient Source Analysis Exercise

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 1500
Assessment Notes

Ancient and Modern Source Analysis Exercise

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3-6

Compulsory Assessment 3 40% 1500
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the significant issues of Roman Republican history to 44 BC;
  2. interpret and understand human behaviour in a historically different context;
  3. apply critical analysis to ancient evidence;
  4. produce clear and effective written work;
  5. apply basic research skills; and
  6. develop cogent, logical arguments (including the ability to select, synthesise, and use evidence).