CLAS325-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Roman Social History

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


A study of Roman society, focussing on the day-to-day life of Rome's inhabitants. Topics include familial relationships, health and wellbeing, urban infrastructure, floods, fires, travel, among others.

This course investigates the social structure of Roman society; how different societal groups interact, and their respective roles. We then explore the daily life of Romans by looking at such things as occupations, illness and medical practices, birth, marriage, old age, housing and the amenities of the city, among other topics. Through our study we will gain an insight into the realities of Roman life, a topic often ignored in political histories; as well as some understanding of the diversity present in the Roman world.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Any 30 points at 200 level from CLAS, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


CLAS307, CLAS407 (in 2003, 2008, 2010), CLAS425

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 F1 Lectorial
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Gary Morrison


Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All CLAS325 Occurrences

  • CLAS325-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024