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History Courses

History Courses

History. See the future. It’s in the past.

The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. All developed countries maintain a National Archive and historical professions, both of which are paid for out of taxpayer money. This is in recognition of the simple fact that knowledge of the past is essential to society. What happens in the present, and what will happen in the future, is very much governed by what happened in the past. Without knowledge of the past we would be without identity, we would be lost on an endless sea of time. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney.

Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This history course provides an introduction to Irish History through including beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matter of history, geography and religion. The class covers Irish History from the past to the present... [More]
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Ancient Greece Course II: The Mycenaeans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Mycenaean civilisation flourished on mainland Greece and the Aegean islands from 1600 to 1180 BC. Mycenaean culture was dominated by a society centred on fortified palace compounds such as Mycenae and Tiryns. Rulers were buried in enormous tholos tombs with superb burial goods such as... [More]
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A Day in Herculaneum Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Like Pompeii, the small town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August AD 79. The town with its shops, temples and houses was sealed under 20 metres of volcanic sludge until archaeologists brought about half of the town to light. In the 1980s the skeletal remains... [More]
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A Day in Herculaneum Course
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History Course: A Day in Roman Provence

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The countryside of Provence with its evocative ruins, ancient roads and bridges, still retains the historical memories of the long Roman presence in this land. Join us as we explore the interaction of Celts, Greeks and Romans and the making of Provincia Romana. We begin with the history of... [More]
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History Course: A Day in Roman Provence
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History Course: Hadrian the Builder

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The emperor Hadrian, who reigned 117-138AD, was both a tireless traveller and an enthusiastic builder. At Rome itself, and during his travels throughout the provinces of the Roman Empire, Hadrian initiated numerous building projects that still constitute an impressive architectural legacy.... [More]
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History Course: Hadrian the Builder
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Ancient Greece Course III: The Persian Invasions of Greece

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Persian Empire extended from the borders of India to the Mediterranean. In the late 6th Century BC, the Persian Empire under Cyrus and Darius I made their first contacts with the Greek world. Athenian involvement in a revolt against Persian control in Anatolia saw the Persians invade... [More]
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Ancient Greece Course III: The Persian Invasions of Greece
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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Still largely buried under 20 metres of volcanic sludge from the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, this sumptuous Roman villa may yet yield incredible artistic and literary treasures. When it was tunnelled into during the 18th century 62 fine bronzes and 22 marble statues, were discovered and... [More]
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History Course: The Villa of the Papyri and its Treasures
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Hieroglyphs Course 101

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This Hieroglyphs coure will allow you to join the immortal ancient Egyptian scribes and learn to read and write hieroglyphs, the 'god’s words'. This course introduces the basics of Middle Egyptian – the classical written script of Ancient Egypt. Simple exercises based on authentic tomb,... [More]
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Hieroglyphs Course 102

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Now that you can gaze at a hieroglyphic scene and understand reading orientation and whether the images represent a picture, sound, word or phrase, you’d like to know more about the intriguing world of hieroglyphs. This Hieroglyphs course continues with the basics of Middle Egyptian – the... [More]
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Andalusia Course: The Moors in Spain (AD 711-1492)

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Arabs and Berbers invaded Spain from North Africa in 711 and they would control the region till the fall of Granada in 1492. During almost 800 years, the ‘Moors’ created a brilliant and dynamic multi-ethnic society which blended elements of Islamic, Jewish and Christian culture. We... [More]
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