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The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern - AHIX202

This unit centres on the Olympic Games in broad context from their origins in the eighth century BCE, to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as a unique way to explore the Mediterranean world through the lens of Greek culture, and the modern uses of Greek antiquity. The ancient half of the unit explores the links between religion, athletics and high culture in the Greek and Roman world, while the modern half traces the ideals of physical culture and the Olympic Games, in elite discourse and the popular mind, from the eighteenth-century enlightenment to the most recent Games.

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When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Paul McKechnie



NCCW(s): HST260, AHMG202
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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