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CLA4030(A) - Honours Dissertation in Classical Studies, Part 1

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will provide students with the opportunity to engage in supervised, independent research in an area of interest related to the Greco-Roman culture and its social and ideological influences, as reflected through the surviving literary evidence. During the development of their dissertation, students will be expected to review a range of set texts, analyse various theoretical positions related to Classical studies and construct a critical approach to the issues and themes associated with it.


Upon the successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. detailed knowledge and understanding of the cultural, ideological, and political influences of the Greek and Roman societies,
  2. knowledge of the relationship between language, culture, and ideology,
  3. a critical appreciation of the classical literature, the interaction between Greek and Latin literature in antiquity, and the theoretical debates that surround literary genres, as well as ancient institutions and ideologies,
  4. the ability to undertake scholarly independent research, and
  5. the ability to recognize the differences between language evidence, interpretation, opinion and facts in secondary sources.


Literature Review (1000 words) : 10%
Position paper (1000 words) : 10%
Oral presentation (1000 words) : 10%
Minor Thesis (12000 - 15000 words) : 70%

Contact hours

6 weeks x 1 Two-hour seminar per week


A major in Classical Studies