In the study of Ancient Studies at Stage 2 students explore the organisation of Republican Rome’s social structure and the role it plays in the daily life of Ancient Romans with regard to class, family, gender roles, education, employment, slavery, leisure, sport and entertainment. Students analyse significant events in the Punic and Civil Wars and study the military tactics of leaders such as Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, Gaius Marius, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Marc Antony and Augustus Caesar. Students study the changes to Rome’s political system from 60BCE to 27BCE and the transition from Republic to Empire as well as the role and influence of the Roman Senate and political institutions through history as well as on contemporary political systems. Students produce a variety of research based tasks through written, audio and visual means.
50% – Skills and Applications
20% – Connections
30% – Inquiry
There are no prerequisites for Stage 2 Ancient Studies.