VCE Ancient History Workshop
ANCIENT CULTURES: Greece and Rome
This workshop is an exploration of the cultural intersection between ancient Greece and Rome, two of the most influential and far-reaching civilisations in the Western world. By interpreting ancient literature, mythology and artefacts such as Greek and Roman pottery, statues, coins, marble reliefs, mosaics and architecture students will critically evaluate:
The connections between ancient Greece and Rome and how this has been conceptualised by historians
Rome’s inheritance of several Greek cultural and political traditions
The significance of the Roman occupation of Greece. Through Socratic discussions students enter into a rich conversation about authority and power, wealth, glory, gender politics, human societies and the limitations of the western world.
Students will have an opportunity to handle original objects and engage in discussions about how to use observation and interpretation of elements such as: form, colour, decoration, materials, and marks made during the fabrication process, to determine an object’s date and location of origin, method of manufacture, artistic style, and original purpose and function.
Ideal for: Year 12 students (Unit 3-4 Ancient Histories Area of study 1 Greece: The political, social and economic elements of living in an ancient society)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Delivery: On-site at the Hellenic Museum
Cost: $15 per student