University preparation: ancient history

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University preparation: ancient history

From the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta to the time of the great Roman Emperor Augustus, this course explores the military, political, economic, intellectual and social history of ancient Greece and Rome. There is an emphasis on primary sources, both written and archaeological, and the development of an historical methodology. The course introduces students to the study of history as an academic discipline as well as developing some of the study skills necessary for university study.

Before considering a University Preparation Course please review important information to determine if you are eligible for the Mature Age Entry Scheme and how to go about qualifying and applying.

Course Content

Semester One
•Introduction: What is history? What is archaeology?
•Colonisation: Using primary evidence
•Study skills, research and essay writing workshop
•The reforms of Solon
•Greek Tyrants: A case study of the tyranny in Athens
•Spartan society
•The reforms of Kleisthenes
•The Persian Wars: Causes and the Battle of Marathon
•The Persian Wars: The campaign of 480 – 479 BCE
•From the Delian League to the Athenian Empire
•Perikles
•Athens and Sparta 479 – 432 BCE
•Athens in the 5th century BCE

Semester Two
•Rome’s foundation and expansion to 146 BCE
•Rome in the 2nd century BCE
•Roman Republican society
•The Gracchi
•Marius and Sulla
•Pompey and Caesar
•Republican Rome
•The aftermath of Actium
•Augustus
•The Julio-Claudians
•Imperial Rome
•Exam Preparation Workshop

Event Snapshot

When:

  • Each tuesday between Tuesday 28 February and Tuesday 18 September from 18.30 to 20.30

25 sessions, 50 hours total

Where:

University of Sydney, 65 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 2006 Venue details

Cost:

Adult: $858

More Info:

Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney
02 9036 4789
cce.info@sydney.edu.au

How to get to this event:

Call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

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Location

University of Sydney, 65 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 2006

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