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AA4130   The Roman Army

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

This module will present material for the history and archaeology of the Roman army from the Early Republic through to the Late Empire. Students will study a series of themes, including institutional development, expansion and defence of the Roman empire, the army and political culture, the army in battle, soldiers within Roman society, the archaeology of self-identity, and the Roman military economy. Source material will include historical and epigraphic texts, archaeological sites and finds, and Roman iconography. The Roman army was the first truly 'professional' standing army in European history. It permeated Roman economy and society, and has subsequently fascinated historians, soldiers, political scientists and artists up to the present.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): As stated in the School of Classics Undergraduate Handbook

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take AN4130

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures and seminars, and 1 coursework consultation hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr J Coulston