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Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (6 points)


Leader: Gillian Bowen

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit examines the profound changes Egyptian culture experienced during the periodfrom 332 BCE to the end of the fourth century CE. It examines the interaction between the Greek-speaking elite and the indigenous population, Hellenism and pharaonic culture, and the impact upon the heterogenous culture which developed as a result of this by the Roman occupation and the resultant changes which were imposed. It will draw upon and analyse a wide range of sources from the archaeological to papyrological and literary. A major theme is the way in which aspects of the indigenous culture survived and even flourished until the advent of Christianity.

Assessment: Research essay (2500 words): 55% + Document analysis (500 words): 10% + Examination (1.5 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 2 1/2 hours (2 one hour lectures and 1/2 hour tutorial) lectures spread over 10 weeks and 8 tutorial sessions spread throughout the unit

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