12 Classics (12CLS1)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Tamara Yuill Proctor

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

10 credits in a Level 1 language-rich subject

12 Classics

Semester One

‘Rome: Origins, myths and gender politics’

 Rome emerged as the most powerful city-state of its time and grew to rule much of the known world. Learn what started it all, and the strange stories the Romans believed about themselves. Then explore the many great women of Roman history and how they made their mark in an oppressively sexist society. Finally, consider the downfall of the Republic and one of its most potent moments, the meeting in Alexandria of Caesar and Cleopatra of Egypt.


  • Roman society: origins, myths, values and gender roles
  • Famous women of Rome: Lucretia, Dido, Fulvia, Julia, Turia, Octavia, Zenobia, Perpetua
  • Ceasar and Cleopatra: the end of the Republic

This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both. 

Learning Areas:

Social Science