ANCH312 Rome of the Caesars

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Updated: 25 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory Only offered if a minimum of five online students commits to attend.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ARPA or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or RELS or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH212 or ANCH412 or ANCH512

For futher information on the discipline's offerings, please visit the Classics and Ancient History webpage.

Combined Units ANCH512 - Rome of the Caesars
Coordinator(s) Tristan Taylor (
Unit Description

This unit explores the highs and lows of life under the Roman imperial system of government, beginning with the Julio-Claudian period. Students will explore the varied source material available and weave their own path through rumour, fact and fantasy as they examine the evidence for life in the empire under some of the most notorious figures in Roman History.

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. demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical understanding of the historiography and the structure and functioning of government in the imperial period;
  2. independently research important aspects of political, social and cultural life in the imperial period, thereby demonstrating autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility as a learner;
  3. review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge about politics, society and culture in the imperial period from both written and non-written primary and secondary sources;
  4. generate and critically evaluate complex ideas and concepts about the way in which the history of the imperial period has been constructed, as well as about the nature of politics, society and culture in this period; and
  5. construct and communicate a clear, coherent, evidence-based written argument dealing with methodological, historical and theoretical issues pertaining to the imperial period at Rome.