The Ancient Mediterranean & Mesopotamia

Dickson College, Semester 1, 2012

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Welcome to the class page for this semester's unit.

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia,
Featuring hundreds of artifacts on loan from the British Museum, Melbourne Museum until 7 October 2012

Essay Resources
AMM 2012 Essay Resources

Important Dates
Feb 23: College information evening
March 6: Moderation Day (no class)
March 8: Short Answer Test
April 2: Oral Presentations begin
May 29: Document Test
June 14: Essay draft due
June 21: Essay due

Tom's Contact Details
Phone: 62056481
Office: N39
Important Documents

Short Answer Test Notice
Oral Presentation Task
Oral Presentation Schedule
Unit Outline
BSSS Course Document
BSSS Course Framework
BSSS Policies & Procedures

Essays on Clio
The World of Gilgamesh,
Danielle Dencio, 2007
Hammurabi's Code,
Blaise Joseph, 2009
Minoan Religion and the Ancient Greeks, Tom Hermes, 2011
The Graeco-Persian Wars Compared, James Batchelor, 2009
The Roman Theatre, Ursula Cliff, 2009

Past Classes
2011 Class Page

Blogging the Bible
The Outline of History by H. G. Wells
Wikipedia - History of Mesopotamia
The History Files - Ancient Mesopotamia
Royal Tombs of Ur
Ancient Mesopotamia Chronology
The History of the Ancient Near East - Electronic Compendium
Sumerian Language Page
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
Chronology of Ancient Egypt
Cradles of Civilization, David Neiman
Mesopotamian Timeline
Jews, Christians and Judaeo-Christians, Geza Vermes, Standpoint, December 2011
The Big Reveal (Why does the Bible end that way?), Adam Gopnik, March 5, 2012
The Bible's Buried Secrets (2008), narrated by Liev Schreiber (Nova in association with the National Geographic Channel)
The Bible's Buried Secrets (2011), narrated by Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou (BBC). 1. Did King David's empire exist? | 2. Does God have a wife? | 3. The real garden of Eden |
How Did Writing Begin?: Tony Sagona
Tracing the Origins of Indo-European Languages
Biblical Blockbusters!
Top 10 worst Bible passages