Module Catalogue 2020/21

CAH3036 : Roman Egypt

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Micaela Langellotti
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

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Aims

The aim of this module is to provide you with a detailed introduction to the society, culture and economy of Egypt as a province of the Roman Empire between the first and the third century AD.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module investigates the main topics of current scholarly interest in the history of Egypt from 30 BC, when Egypt became a Roman province, to the late third century AD, before the enforcement of the Diocletian’s reforms.

Topics include the position of Egypt within the Roman Empire and its relationship with Rome; identity and social mobility; religion; the role of non-agricultural activities, including trades and professional associations; slavery; population, family and the role of women; the city of Alexandria and the Jewish revolts; and the third-century developments.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of this module students will learn:
• To identify and critically discuss the main scholarly debates around the society and culture of Roman Egypt and its relationship with the Roman government;
• To use and examine the primary evidence available to the study of Roman Egypt, with a particular focus on papyri;
• To provide a critical assessment of the different types of papyrus documents (in translation) and their relationship with the archaeological record;
• To analyse the role of Egypt in the broader context of the Mediterranean world and more generally of the Roman Empire.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completion of this module students will have acquired the following transferable skills:
• Enhancement of analytical and research skills;
• Ability to interpret critically a wider variety of written sources and to summarise complex material;
• Development of written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to engage critically with a variety of theories and ideas.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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