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Animals in the Ancient World - AHIX350

This unit explores the essential yet often neglected role that animals played in ancient cultures of the ancient Mediterranean region - from mammals, birds, and reptiles to amphibians, fish and invertebrates. The topics to be covered range from the use of animals in agriculture, hunting, warfare and entertainment to their significance in religion, philosophy, symbolism and art. Through an assessment of artefacts, images and texts, your concept of the past will be challenged as we investigate the many ways in which both wild and domesticated species influenced the minds and behaviour of ancient peoples.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Linda Evans



NCCW(s): HST350
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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