ANCH512 Rome of the Caesars

Updated: 21 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 no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH212 or ANCH312 or ANCH412

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Combined Units ANCH312 - 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 advanced and integrated understanding of the structure and functioning of government in the imperial period and the theoretical models that determine the way in which we reconstruct the past;
  2. independently research important figures and aspects of political, social and cultural life in the imperial period, thereby demonstrating autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner;
  3. analyse critically and synthesise knowledge about politics, society and culture in the imperial period from both written and non-written primary and secondary sources in a reflective fashion;
  4. generate and critically evaluate complex ideas and concepts about the nature of politics, society and culture in this period and the way in which the history of the imperial period has been constructed; and
  5. construct and communicate a sophisticated, evidence-based written argument to interpret and transmit knowledge about key features of the imperial period at Rome and the construction of history.