Here are some documents, resources and ideas to help you in your study of A340, with a particular focus on preparing for the exam. Take a look around, let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see – and keep checking back, because I’ll be adding material throughout the year.
Resources for studying A340
Reinventing the Wheel: how to approach a critical analysis of a primary source.
Critically analysing a secondary source: some suggestions of things to look for.
Joining an academic library, in five easy steps: straightforward instructions for following the SCONUL process.
Suggestions from Steve: some unorthodox thoughts on approaching the course if you’re short on time.
Faces of Rome: a lesson on the importance of considering context when analysing a primary source (in the form of a downloadable pdf).
Never trust a historian: a lesson on the lengths Roman historians would go to in order to compose a good story (in the form of a downloadable pdf).
Structures of Empire- Insulae: a lesson on what “tower block living” can tell us about the Roman world (in the form of a downloadable pdf).
Nineteenth Century Reception: a case study of Victorian reception of Rome in St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle (in the form of a downloadable pdf).
Roman Religion, by David Coplowe: with thanks to David, our 2018 guest speaker.
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