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Women and Gender in the Ancient World - AHIS340

This unit is a study of sexuality and gender in the Egyptian, Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean worlds, but with special emphasis on classical Greek and Roman society. It also looks at the convergence of classical traditions and Judaeo-Christian thought in late antique Rome. The unit draws upon the contributions of women's history and feminist scholarship to the study of antiquity, paying particular attention to the role of historiography in understanding past worlds.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Lea Beness

(6cp in AHIS or AHST units at 200 level) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS240, AHST270, AHST370
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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