Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA305 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA306 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA307 Australia from 1918 to 1975
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA308 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA309 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1989
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA314 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA316 The Experience of War. History, Myth and Memory
HTA318 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
HTA322 Great Cities of Asia
HTA323 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
HTA324 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA325 Issues in History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA329 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
HTA331 Tasmanian History from 1856
HTA334 Europe in the High Middle Ages
HTA335 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA337 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
HTA338 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
HTA339 The Rise of Nations: Europe 1830-70
HTA340 Australian History 1788-1990s
HTA342 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
HTA343 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA344 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA346 The Road to War: Europe 1870-1914
HTA349 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA352 African-American History
HTA353 Race and Politics in Southern African History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA355 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA357 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
HTA371 Australian Environmental History
HTA375 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA390 History and Heritage
HTA399 Special Topic in History
HTC300 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome
HTC301 Roman Republic 133-31 BC
HTC302 Roman Empire: Tiberius to Hadrian
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC303 Roman Imperial Society
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC305 Augustan Culture: Text & Image
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC306 The Later Roman Empire
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC307 Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology
HTC310 Classical Epic and Novel
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC311 Greek Tragedy
HTC313 Classical Tragedy: Euripides & Beyond
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC321 Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC323 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC327 Conquest and Colonization
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC328 Celluloid Empire: Rome on Film
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC329 Love in the Ancient Novel
HTG316 Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG318 Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTG320 Advanced Ancient Greek Grammar
HTL301 Special Topic in Latin
HTL317 Advanced Latin A
HTL319 Advanced Latin B

2006 HTC300 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTC200

SPECIAL NOTE: may be taken as a History unit


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HTC300 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 27-FEB-2006 23-MAR-2006 17-APR-2006 02-JUN-2006

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [L3D] [R3A]
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Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of Alexander. It also treats the rise of Rome as an imperial power tracing its ambitions down to c. 146 BC. The approach is primarily through the major literary sources for the period but additional evidence from numismatic and epigraphic material is introduced where relevant.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000 words written work (50%), 2-hr exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv

Course Reader
Arrian, Campaigns of Alexander, ISBN 0140442537
Plutarch, Age of Alexander, ISBN 0140442863
Livy, Rome and the Mediterranean, ISBN 0140443185
Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire,ISBN 0140443622

STAFF: Dr P Burton

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