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Introducing the Classical world

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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 course, you should be able to:

  • understand how sources are used in studies of the Classical World
  • understand the issues related to time and space in studies of the Classical World.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 20 hours
  • Updated Thursday 4th February 2016
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Classical Studies
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Introducing the Classical world


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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 A219 Exploring the classical world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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