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A Short History of the Ancient City

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Annelies Cazemier
Academic year
2024-25

Module overview

Alexandria, Athens, Babylon, Cairo, Carthage, Jerusalem, Rome and Constantinople are just a few of the iconic cities of the ancient world and many still have a very strong presence in the modern world. This module will explore the impact of city life on the social, religious, political and cultural experience of the people who lived in these urban spaces in the ancient world. Covering a broad geographic and chronological spread, it will consider the distinctive nature of specific cities in particular times, while also exploring common themes that unite city dwellers, regardless of time and location.

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