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History Writing in Antiquity: Herodotus and Thucydides - AHPG823

In antiquity Herodotus was regarded as the father of history. Thucydides is widely acknowledged as the creator of political history. This unit examines a range of historiographical approaches to the reading of these two influential Greek historians. The aim of this unit is both to understand Herodotus and Thucydides as writers and to evaluate the different historiographical approaches taken by the modern scholars who have studied them.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ian Plant

Admission to MAncHist or GradCertAncHist or MA in (Ancient History or Coptic Studies) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIX823
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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