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DR153G: WINE, REVELRY AND DANGEROUS WOMEN: FOLLOWERS OF DIONYSUS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:30


Course Overview

So often associated with wine and revelry, this course will explore the ways in which Dionysus was worshipped in ancient Greece. Here, we will consider mystery religion, religious festivals and the secrets of maenadic worship. We will traverse, like Dionysus, across the ancient Mediterranean world from Asia Minor to Thebes to Athens and beyond. We will also explore a broad chronological sweep too – from 5th century BCE to 2nd century CE. For sure, Dionysus will provide intrigue with the opportunity to revel with a variety of primary sources, such as, archaeology, literary sources and fragments.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Samantha Newington

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 1

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will primarily focus on Greece, Rome and the Ancient Near East (from 5th century BCE to 2th century CE). There will be core themes of focus, as follows:

  1. Who is Dionysus
  2. Religious Festivals
  3. Mystery Religion
  4. Modern Reception

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 27 - 35, 39

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Summative Assessments

Essay

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Feedback Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Essay

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandStudents will be expected: i. to identify and critically analyse primary and secondary material; ii. Consider methodological approaches.
FactualEvaluateStudents expected: i. to critically apply knowledge in a range of formats and presentational styles especially as this course draws a broad chronology canvas, ii. be able to communicate learning
ConceptualApplyStudents will be expected: i. provide a firm academic appreciation of the subject content; ii. consider the broader implications of the course content and inter-disciplinary approaches.
ProceduralCreateStudents will be expected to demonstrate, i. engage with a range of technology interfaces.

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