Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE An Overview of Greek and Roman History

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION An Overview of Greek and Roman History - A Mixed-Focus Thematic Approach.

1. Love in Ancient Greece
2. How to be a true Spartan
3. Alexander the Great
4. The First Olympic Games
5. The 7 Kings of Rome
6. Julius Caesar
7. Did Romans go to school?
8. Roman Malta

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students should:
• Have a basic knowledge of the chronology of the main significant events in Greek and Roman history;
• Be able to draw upon a variety of contemporary and modern sources for a discussion on Ancient/Classical politics and history;
• Understand and be able to confidently discuss the underlying causes of Ancient/Classical political developments and discuss their long-term effects in a way which is relevant to the modern day;
• Be able to recognize connections between the mainstream politics of the Ancient/Classical world and its culture, philosophy and literature.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Note: This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.