|Course code module||FLWG002320|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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No specific previous knowledge is required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Students acquire the ability of putting facts and events from Antiquity in their chronological and geographical framework, taking into account the social and cultural context. This course will focus on the interaction and the connections between different ancient cultures (e.g. the influence of Greek culture on Roman culture, or vice versa). Images will be referred to, in order to create a mental image of Antiquity. Students are required to have an open eye for the surviving of ancient concepts up to nowadays, acknowledging both differences and similarities.
3. Course content
This course offers an introductory survey of the political, social and cultural history of Antiquity, ranging from prehistory (ca. 10.000 BC) until late Antiquity (ca. 650 AD). Though the emphasis of the course is on Greco-Roman culture, attention will be paid also to other cultures: Egypt, Ancient Near East, Persia, Judaism, Celts, Early Christianity. Also periods which are traditionally somewhat overlooked, will be highlighted: Hellenism and late Antiquity.
Though the survey is chronological, some items will be treated thematically (mainly subjects from socio-cultural history, as family history or history of sexuality).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, with oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
L. Mooren, K. Vandorpe, Chr. Laes, Geschiedenis van de oudheid (Leuven, Acco, 2008).
F. Naerebout, H. Singor, De oudheid. Grieken en Romeinen in de context van de wereldgeschiedenis (Amsterdam, 11th revised edition, 2008).
powerpoint presentations are available on blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
A good historical atlas is obviously very useful, though students who are not in the history section are not required to purchase one: the maps in the handbook and the course book will prove to be sufficient.