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Classics & Ancient History University of Bristol
PRAGMATISM Focus on whats essential: arguments and ideas, not just facts and quotes. Read around the subject, not just your notes. PLANNING Cover all your units properly, but dont be too inflexible. PRACTICE How long since you last wrote by hand, or under time pressure? PREPARATION Sleep. Eat sensibly. Exercise. Listen to energising music. PERSPECTIVE It is only an exam...
A NSWER the question Prepare sufficient topics – so you can answer any question. E VIDENCE and support for your points No vague assertions – but no quotes or footnotes required. I NTERPRETATION and argument Engage with scholarly debates, not just narrative or description. O RGANISATION Plan your answers, leave enough time for all questions. U NFLAPPABILITY
ESSAY Herodotus described his work as a historie - This is the exposition ( apodexis ) of the inquiry ( historie ) of Herodotus of Halikarnassos (I.1) – but the precise meaning of that term, and the status of his work as history in any modern sense, is widely disputed (see e.g. Finley 1986; Cartledge 1993: 18-35). EXAM Herodotus described his work as a historie, an enquiry; however, modern scholars disagree over the precise meaning of that term, as well as whether his work can be considered history in a modern sense.