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Assessment is by means of two 2,500-word essays and a two-hour exam in the summer term.

The exam will be divided into two parts: students will be required to:

  • to comment on two pieces of primary evidence (‘gobbets’) (from a choice) that you will have met during the course of the module. Gobbets will be a mixture of textual (e.g. ancient literature and inscriptions) and visual material (e.g. buildings, sculpture, mosaics and coins).
  • to write two essays (from a choice of titles).

Below is a sample exam paper, to give you an impression of the material assessed in previous years:

Sample exam paper