The Ancient History course can be taken as a Minor or Major. The units studied include the following.

  • Ancient Mediterranean and Mesopotamia
  • Athens to Alexander
  • The Roman Republic
  • The Roman Empire

When Herodotus of Halicarnassus wrote the first ever history book in the 450’s BC, he wanted to explain why the East and the West clashed. 2500 years on and we are still asking the same question.  Begin your own enquiries, just as Herodotus did, amongst the Pharaohs whilst learning about the ritual of mummification and the building of the pyramids.  Then marvel at the glory that was Greece; the very beginning of Western Civilisation.  Finally immerse yourself in the Roman world from top to bottom.  Follow Hannibal and his elephants across the Alps, witness the violence of the last generation of the Roman Republic.  And what was life really like for an ‘average’ citizen of the Roman Empire?