ANCH304 Society and the Individual in Classical Greece

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Updated: 25 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HIST or ARPA or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or CLLA (Greek or Latin strand) or RELS or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH204 or ANCH206 or ANCH306 or ANCH404 or ANCH504
Notes None
Combined Units ANCH504 - Society and the Individual in Classical Greece
Coordinator(s) Matthew Dillon (
Unit Description

This unit will examine in detail the relationship between society and the individual in Classical Greece. It will focus on the economic, religious, political and family relationships within society in order to highlight the interdependence of individuals in the functioning of Greek daily life. Special attention will be directed at groups which were generally regarded as 'inferior' (eg slaves, the poor, women) and also the problems of conformity and non-conformity within Greek society.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. evaluate and effectively use written and non-written historical evidence;
  2. construct a logical written argument in response to a defined question;
  3. display independent research skills;
  4. display a good knowledge of ancient Greek society; and
  5. exhibit an understanding of the intellectual concepts (ancient and modern) central to comprehending the key aspects of ancient Greek society.