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The Classical Traditions of Thought - AHIS202

This unit studies the origins and development of Greek and Roman philosophy from the earliest pre-Socratic thinkers in the sixth century BCE, to St. Augustine in the fourth century CE. The unit focuses on the beginnings of Greek critical philosophical thinking – Socrates, Plato and Aristotle – and the great philosophical schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The impact of Roman, and then of Judaeo-Christian thinking on the developing classical tradition are discussed, to show how these different thought worlds have shaped the mind set of modern Western civilisation.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Christopher Forbes

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS302, AHST272, AHST372
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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