Classics (Classical Civilisation) MA/MA(SocSci)

Classical Civilisation 1B Online Version: Republican Rome, 220-31 BC CLASSIC1012

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course provides an introduction to the literature, history, and culture, of the Roman Republic (from 220 BC to 31 BC). After an initial face- to-face meeting, this course will be taught online.


One face to face meeting at the start of the course; Weekly online group work and discussion; viewing of 26 online lectures

Excluded Courses





Essay (2,500 words) - 60%

Exam ( 90 minutes) - 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ Introduction the literature, history and material and intellectual culture of Rome in the period 220-31 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 Roman history, literature and culture in the period 220-31 B.C.;

■ Identify the set texts and key elements of material culture;

■ Analyse, individually and in groups, the set texts and key elements of material culture;

■ Place primary source material in its literary, historical and cultural context;

■ 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.