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AN4429   Early Greece between Egypt and Anatolia

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

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

Between c. 1000 and 500 BCE, interactions between the Greeks and other cultures in and around the Mediterranean flourished, facilitating the movement of people, ideas, objects and technologies. These interactions have contributed to narratives and perceptions of identity, culture and geography from the ancient world to the modern day. This module explores the history of early Greek interactions with their neighbours, such as the Hittites, Egyptians, and Assyrians, and examines their cultural and social consequences, for example in myth and material culture. We will explore ways in which we might study connectivity, exchange, and designations of cultural identity, and engage critically with issues such as Hellenocentrism and chorological approaches to the Mediterranean. Our sources will include material culture, Greek literature and inscriptions, such as Homer and Herodotus, and Hittite, Assyrian, and Egyptian texts (all in translation).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): As stated in the School of Classics undergraduate handbook.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

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

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

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


Module coordinator: Dr R T Anderson
Module teaching staff: Dr M Skuse