General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Anatomy of Ancient Society and Culture
Language English
Module lecturer dr Cezary Dobak
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Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-AASC


Module aim (aims)

Each society, understood as a sum of individuals living in a certain time and space, has to be organized around some central notions, ideas, norms and approaches to fundamental challenges it is to face. Ancient society was no exception to this rule. It developed a specific way of collecting and constructing wisdom and knowledge, stratified itself in accordance with certain values, invented original political structures in order to face both external and internal threats, and more or less consciously constructed images of the Other and itself that led to a specific understanding of the world. The aim of this course is to explore the above mentioned and other core ideas, with particular emphasis on the Greek and Roman societies.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


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