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
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Schedule for 2013
Dates for the Macquarie Ancient Languages Winter School are 1 to 5 July.
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2013 Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
2013 Scholarship applications deadline extended to MONDAY, 6 MAY 2013. Please visit the Scholarships website.
Masters of Research (MRes)
Information about the Ancient History Masters of Research program for 2013 is available here.
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