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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Giulia Torello


Previously coded CLA3050


As for ATS2403


  1. a knowledge of the historical and cultural background to the performance culture of ancient Rome
  2. an in-depth knowledge of the prescribed selection of 'authentic' texts, and a context-based understanding of them
  3. a general knowledge and understanding of the themes and issues that are generated in the plays studied
  4. a detailed knowledge and understanding of the reception of Roman drama and spectacle in a cultural, political and didactic context
  5. knowledge of the literary qualities/character of the received (written) text and awareness of issues of translation and textual authority
  6. the ability to discriminate between evidence, interpretation, opinion and fact in secondary sources
  7. an ability to use contemporary cultural and critical theory as a transferable methodology through which to analyse Roman performativity.
  8. the ability to engage critically with the methodological discourse


Written work (4000 words): 85%
Class test: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Giulia Torello

Contact hours

1 x 1 hour lecture and 1x 1.5 hour tutorial

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Classical studies