Agora 2015-3 Ancient History

Ancient History | Agora vol. 50 no. 3 (2015)

Ancient History

Agora vol. 50 no. 3 (2015)

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Editorial Alan Tiller

President's Introduction Ashley Wood

Reflections on the theme
The Persian Wars (480–479 BCE) and the Defence of Thermopylae
Dr Christopher Matthew, Australian Catholic University and Macquarie University

How did the Greeks plan to meet the Persian invasion of 480 BCE?
Understanding Ancient Civilisations: Honour and Shame in the Roman Republic
Dr Frederik Juliaan Vervaet, The University of Melbourne

How did honour, pride and shame impact on the social, political and military machinery of the
most powerful Republic of the pre-industrial era?
Ancient Mesopotamia: Discovering

Dr Andrew Jamieson, The University of Melbourne

Ancient Mesopotamia is one of the most historically significant and archaeologically rich regions in the world. Known as the ‘cradle of civilisation,’ the history of ancient Mesopotamia is essential to our understanding of past and present cultures.
Education Between Artefact and Text
Annelies Van de Ven, PhD student, The University of Melbourne

How can museums, as traditionally object-based institutions, function as bridges between literary and material sources of knowledge, specifically with regard to the relationship between history and archaeology?
The Rise and Fall of the Egyptian Empire
Richard Long, McKinnon Secondary College

Studying civilisations that lived thousands of years ago might be more relevant to the modern world than you think.
Ancient Greece: Philosophical Legacies
Andrew A. Pyrcz, Lyndale Secondary College

Centuries before the birth of Christ, a revolutionary new way of thinking flowered in parts of the ancient Greek world – the age of ‘rational thinking’ had arrived.
Women in Ancient Rome
Nick Frigo, Santa Maria College

Despite being discriminated against in some aspects of life, women played significant roles in the social and economic fabric of ancient Roman society.

Teaching ideas
Theban Tomb (TT) 100: Trade, Tribute and Commerce in the Egyptian Eighteenth Dynasty
Greg Naylor, The Geelong College

How can a Late Bronze Age Egyptian tomb help students understand economic history before currency?
The Good Stuff: Resources for Teaching History
Ann Parry, ACT History Teachers’ Association

A number of useful websites provide a wide range of teaching resources to support busy teachers.


Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War
By Joan Beaumont
Reviewed by Jim Caine, Santa Maria College

Fighting Hard: The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League
By Richard Broome
Reviewed by Tony Ward, Mount Alexander College, Flemington

Anzac Memories
By Alistair Thomson
Reviewed by Heather Lewis,
Educational Consultant

The Censor’s Library
By Nicole Moore
Reviewed by Kara Taylor, Irymple Secondary College

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