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This course covers the history of Rome from its humble beginnings to the 5th century A.D.

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This course covers the history of Rome from its humble beginnings to the 5th century A.D.

The first half covers Kingship to Republican form; the conquest of Italy; Roman expansion: Pyrrhus, Punic Wars and provinces; classes, courts, and the Roman revolution; Augustus and the formation of empire. The second half covers Virgil to the Vandals; major social, economic, political and religious trends at Rome and in the provinces. There is an emphasis on the use of primary sources in translation

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
    • Foundation Myths Unlimited
    • Social Conflict in the Early Republic and The Conquest of Italy Unlimited
    • The Second Punic War: Hannibal in Italy Unlimited
    • Consequences of Empire I: The Élites Unlimited
    • Consequences of Empire II: Arming and Farming Unlimited
    • Civil War: Marius and Sulla Unlimited
    • Pompey and the Special Command Unlimited
    • From ‘Triumvirate’ to the Rubicon Unlimited
    • Caesar Dictator Unlimited
    • The Roman Constitution II: Augustus and the Principate Unlimited
    • Soft Power: Hearts & Minds of Augustan Rome Unlimited
    • The Emperor and the Élites Unlimited
    • The Emperor and the Plebs Unlimited
    • High Politics: The Julio-Claudians to the Flavians Unlimited
    • Flavian Rome Unlimited
    • High Politics: From the Flavians to the Severans Unlimited
    • The Roman Army Unlimited
    • Domestic Life in Imperial Rome Unlimited
    • Crisis and Recovery: From the Severan Dynasty to the Later Roman Empire Unlimited
    • Constantine: The Empire and the Church Unlimited
    • The End of Roman History Unlimited

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