Classics (Classical Civilisation) MA/MA(SocSci)

Classical Civilisation 1A: Early Greece, From Troy To Plataea, 776-479 BC CLASSIC1001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the literature, culture, and history of Greece in the period down to the Persian war.


Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3pm; weekly seminars (choice of times) as scheduled in MyCampus

Excluded Courses





Essay (2,500 words) - 60%

Take-home commentary exercise (1,800 words) - 40%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ Introduce the literature, history, and material and intellectual culture of Greece in the period 776-479 B.C.;

■ Explore the range of source material available for the study of this period and a variety of methodologies appropriate to its use.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ analyse and explain the main events and trends in Greek history and culture in the period 776-479 B.C.;

■ identify primary source material, textual and visual;

■ analyse the set texts and visual and material culture treated in the course;

■ critique relevant secondary literature.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.