YR 12 ATAR ANCIENT HISTORY

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

1

Introduction to Rome: 133-63 BC

Background and political systems in Rome

Introduction to HS (Historical Skills). Types of sources (ancient and modern) and problems with using sources.

 
2

⦿ Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus

⦿ The problems confronting Rome in 133 BC; reasons for the reforms of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus

 
3

Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus

⦿ the problems confronting Rome in 133 BC; reasons for the reforms of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus

 
4

Gaius Marius

Marius’ First – Sixth consulships and the reasons for his military reforms and their impact

Task 1: In-class test (5%)
5

Gaius Marius

Marius’ First – Sixth consulships

Role of tribunes

 
6

Gaius Marius

Marius’ First – Sixth consulships

⦿ the rise of client armies and the tribunate

⦿ the challenge to the power and authority of the Senate and the Roman Republic

Task 2: In-class essay (5%)
7

Marius v Sulla

⦿ Italian and Social Wars

⦿ Career of Marius, Jugurthine War

⦿ Significance of his career

 
8

Marius v Sulla

⦿ Sulla’s career

⦿ Reforms to tribunate and Senate

⦿ Significance of increasing use of violence and the military as political weapons

Task 3: In-class-essay (7.5%)
9

Rise of Pompey

Extraordinary commands of Pompey to 63 BC

the reasons for, and nature of, the extraordinary commands of Pompey up to 63 BC and their impact on the power and authority of the Roman Republic

 
10

Rise of Pompey

Extraordinary commands of Pompey to 63 BC

the reasons for, and nature of, the extraordinary commands of Pompey up to 63 BC and their impact on the power and authority of the Roman Republic

Task 4: In-class test (5%)

Task 5 Part A: Historical inquiry begin (7.5%)

Term 2

1

Cicero:

⦿ Cicero’s consulship

⦿ the key events and outcome of the Catiline Conspiracy

⦿ the Concordia Ordinum

Violence in Roman politics

⦿ the role and impact of violence in Roman politics, including:

§ the use of the Senatus Consultum Ultimum

 
2

Catiline Conspiracy and individuals

Students investigate the life of Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Marius, Sulla, or Pompey. Students apply the requisite historical skills described as part of this unit,

 
3

Catiline Conspiracy and individuals

Students investigate the life of Tiberius Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Marius, Sulla, or Pompey. Students apply the requisite historical skills described as part of this unit,

Task 5 Part B: In-class essay
4 EXAM REVISION Task 5 Part A DUE
5 EXAM EXAM – Task 6 (15%)
6 EXAM  
7

The limitations, reliability and evaluation of the sources

Students study Rome in the period 63 BC–AD 14, with particular reference to the writings of Cicero and Appian, Augustus’ Res Gestae, and other relevant sources.

 
8

The ‘First Triumvirate’ and the Civil War

the formation of the so-called ‘First Triumvirate’ of Caesar, Crassus and Pompey,

 
9

The ‘First Triumvirate’ and the Civil War

the formation of the so-called ‘First Triumvirate’ of Caesar, Crassus and Pompey,

Task 7: In-class essay (12.5%)
10

The ‘First Triumvirate’ and the Civil War

the formation of the so-called ‘First Triumvirate’ of Caesar, Crassus and Pompey,

Task 8 Part A: Historical inquiry (begin)

Term 3

1

The Civil War of 49 BCE

⦿ list and examine the events leading up to the outbreak of Civil War (the actions of the Senate, Pompey and Caesar)

 
2

Caesar’s dictatorship and death

⦿ Caesar’s dictatorship, including his constitutional position and reform program

⦿ the assassination of Caesar and the consequences

 
3

Caesar’s dictatorship and death

⦿ Caesar’s dictatorship, including his constitutional position and reform program

⦿ the assassination of Caesar and the consequences

Task 8 Part A SUBMIT

Task 8 Part B In-class essay

(7.5%)

4

The ‘Second Triumvirate’

⦿ the formation of the so-called ‘Second Triumvirate’ of Mark Antony, Lepidus and Octavian

 
5

The ‘Second Triumvirate’

⦿ the formation of the so-called ‘Second Triumvirate’ of Mark Antony, Lepidus and Octavian

Task 9: Source analysis (5%)
6

AUGUSTUS

⦿ Octavian’s constitutional position after Actium

⦿ the purpose and nature of the First and Second Settlements of Augustus, subsequent developments, and their impact in consolidating his authority

 
7

AUGUSTUS

⦿ the reforms of Augustus and their political, social, military, cultural and economic impact on the Roman Republic

⦿ violence in Roman politics, including the use of client armies and civil war

⦿ the contribution of the sources to an understanding of the motivation of key individuals, including Pompey, Caesar, Mark Antony and Octavian/Augustus

Task 10: Source-analysis (5%)
8 EXAM REVISION  
9 EXAMS Task 11: EXAMS (25%)

Term 4

1

YEAR 12 OFF CAMPUS  
2 YEAR 12 OFF CAMPUS  
3 YEAR 12 GRADUATION  

This document is subject to revision.

The Year _12__ Syllabus for Ancient History can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/