Ancient Malta

The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino lie almost equidistant from Europe and Africa and have been central to strategic Mediterranean trade and colonisation routes for millennia. Human occupation of the islands dates to the Neolithic Age and from the 5th-3rd millennia BC mysterious and massive stone age structures were erected. Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans later imposed their cultures on Malta, eventually followed by saints, knights and warriors over the centuries. This course focuses on the ancient period from c6000BC – c500AD and aims to provide the perfect preparation for visiting this extraordinary and beautiful archipelago.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Austin, D., Malta and British Strategic Policy, 1925-1943 (Psychology Press: 2004)
  • Bonano, A., Malta: Phoenician, Punic and Roman (Midsea Books: 2005)
  • Depasquale, Suzannah; Cardona, Neville Juan, Site Catalogue: The Domvs Romana – Rabat Malta (Heritage Books: 2005)
  • Dillon, P., Walking in Malta: 33 Routes on Malta, Gozo and Comino (Cicerone Press: 2013)
  • Gaul, P., Malta, Gozo and Comino (New Holland Publishers: 2007)
  • Pace, A. and Cilia, D., Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum: Paola (Heritage Books: 2004)
  • Rix, Juliet, Malta and Gozo, Bradt Guidebook (Chalfont St Peter: 2014)
  • Ross, G. A., Blue Guide to Malta and Gozo, 5th ed. (London: 2000)
  • Sagona, C., The Archaeology of Malta: From the Neolithic through to the Roman Period (Cambridge: 2015)
  • Sciberras, K., Baroque Painting in Malta (Midsea Books: 2009)
  • Sire, H.J.A., The Knights of Malta (Yale University Press: 1996)
  • Trump, D.H., Malta: Prehistory and Temples (Midsea Books: 2002)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • This course will trace ancient Maltese archaeology, architecture, art, religion and history from the Neolithic era (c5000BC) up into the Roman and Early Christian era (1st century BC – 6th century AD).
  • Along the way we will consider the various waves of migrations which contributed to the unique character of the archipelago such as the Sicilian influence of the prehistoric era, the arrival of the Phoenicians and then the Romans. By doing this students will gain an understanding of the inter-relationships of cultures through trade and colonisation around the Mediterranean.
  • In addition we will look at aspects of modern Malta that are designed to assist the tourist such as language, transport, food and (briefly) the cultural and historical highlights of the modern era.
$110 Limited / $99

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