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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides


Previously coded CLA4030(A)


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.


Meet Faculty requirements for satisfactory progress towards thesis completion.

Chief examiner(s)

Giulia Torello

Contact hours

6 weeks x 1 Two-hour seminar per week
Dissertation by regular consultation with supervisor throughout the semester. (Minimum of 20 contact hours )


A major in Classical Studies