Department of Ancient History
Welcome to the Department of Ancient History
Ancient History offers over eighty units for study at undergraduate level and covers the antecedents of western civilisation in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman world. Greek history is studied from Homer to the Hellenistic cultures under the Roman empire (including Judaism and early Christianity) and Roman history from the Republic to the Late Empire, the Silk Road and the Medieval and Byzantine period. Egyptian history is taught from the Predynastic period up to that of the Ramesside period. Egypt's later history merges with the Greek, Roman and Coptic streams.
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Undergraduate unit information
Ancient History UG Majors: 2014-2017 Schedule of Units
For provisional information relating to the offering of units relating to the undergraduate Ancient History Majors - Egypt and Near East (ENE) and Greece, Rome, Late Antiquity (GRLA) - please consult the appropriate schedule. Note Well: From 2014, a number of units previously offered as 200/300 units will no longer be co-badged. The unit schedules indicate the revised level of study at which these units will be offered.
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AHIS339 and AHIS399 Capstone Students
Please note that the Week 1 campus meeting will take place on Wednesday, 6 August, between 12.30-2.30pm in W6A107. Please ignore the information provided in the University Timetable.
Please note that the initial meeting for the unit will take place on Wednesday, 6 August, between 11.30 and 12.30pm in W6A309 (Ancient History Documentary Research Centre Seminar Room [western end of W6A 3rd floor corridor]). All supervisors welcome.
Session 2, 2014 Continuing Education Program
Apply now for Session 2 - click here for details and application form.
Masters of Research (MRes)
2014 Ancient History Masters of Research program information coming soon.
Tel Azekah, Israel, Excavation 2014
Have you ever wanted to go on an archaeological excavation? For more information click Application Information.
Archaeological Fieldwork AHIS347 and AHPG811
MALS Winter School 2014
The Macquarie Ancient Languages Summer School will be held on campus from 7 to 11 July. For application information please go to MALS website.
Study Tour for Indigenous Australians
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