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How do we learn about the world of the ancient Romans and Greeks? This free course, Introducing the Classical world, will provide you with an insight into the Classical world by introducing you to the various sources of information used by scholars to draw together an image of this fascinating period of history.
After studying this unit you should:
- have an understanding of how sources are used in studies of the Classical World;
- have an understanding of issues related to time and space in studies of the Classical World.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Why study the Classical world?
- 2 How to explore the Classical world
- 3 Beginning to explore
- 4 Conclusion
- Keep on learning
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Introducing the Classical world
This course aims to get you started on exploring the Classical world by introducing you to the sources upon which you can build your knowledge and understanding. The course also gets you started on an exploration of both time and space in the Classical world.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
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Originally published: Thursday, 21st August 2014
Last updated on: Thursday, 21st August 2014
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