ANT1100 – World of Antiquity

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Course content

The course gives you basic knowledge of Greek and Roman culture in the classical period. The emphasis is on history, literature and mythology. The syllabus consists of both texts from antiquity in translation and modern literature on the subject.

The aim of the course is to provide you with a professional basis for further study of antiquity, and at the same time address issues and problems around recent use of classical culture in Europe.

Learning outcome

After completing this course:

  • You will know the most important events, people and developments in Greek and Roman history.
  • You will gained insight into recent interpretations and reuse of ancient culture.
  • You will be able to explain the ancient literary genres and texts, and how these have been preserved.
  • You will be able to explain literary works through your own reading of primary texts.
  • You will be able explain the most important Greek and Roman myths and mythological figures.
  • You will be able reflect critically on antiquity as a historical period and its relevance in recent times.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


In autumn 2020 there will be no face-to-face lectures on this course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Podcasts of lectures will be uploaded in Canvas on a weekly basis, and in addition we offer weekly, voluntary mini seminars in Zoom during the scheduled time slots. Details will be given in the first seminar and in Canvas.

The course is given as 10 two hour lectures and 4 two hour seminars throughout the semester. The lectures will be podcasted. Teachers with different professional backgrounds within the field of Antiquity may be used.

In order to sit for your exam, the following complusory tuition activities must be approved by the teacher:

If your assignments are not approved, you will receive feedback on what needs to be changed, and you will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit your assignment. Approved mandatory activities are valid also the next two times the course is offered.


4 hour written examination.

Autumn 2020 the form of examination will be a home examination.

In order for you to be allowed to sit for the exam, the compulsory tuition activities must be approved by the teacher.

Previously given exams

Grading guide

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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