History of Antiquity

Course Code :1009FLWGES
Study domain:History
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Christian Laes

3. Course contents *

This course offers an introductory survey of the political, social and cultural history of Antiquity, ranging from prehistory (ca. 10.000 BC) until late Antiquity (ca. 650 AD). Though the emphasis of the course is on Greco-Roman culture, attention will be paid to other cultures as well: Egypt, Ancient Near East, Persia, Judaism, Celts, Early Christianity. Periods that are traditionally somewhat overlooked – such as Hellenism and late Antiquity – will also be highlighted

Though the survey is chronological, some items will be treated thematically (mainly subjects from socio-cultural history, such as family history or the history of sexuality).