History 312 (Hi 12) Ancient Rome

Class Meeting Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Description of the Course: This course examines the political, social, and cultural life of Romans from the mythical founding of Rome (8th century BC) to the Fall of the Roman Empire (5th century AD) We will cover: the Roman Republic, Roman expansion and imperialism, Julius Caesar and the civil wars, the Roman Empire of the First Century, the crisis of the Third Century, the reforms of Diocletian and Constantine, and the Germanic invasions. While the course will focus on the political and cultural achievements of the Romans we will also look at the internal challenges to Roman power presented by slaves, Christians and Jews.

Topics Covered Include: the Roman Republic, Roman expansion and imperialism, Julius Caesar and the civil wars, the Roman Empire of the First Century, the crisis of the Third Century, the reforms of Diocletian and Constantine, and the Germanic invasions.

This course is taught by: Professor Silvia Shannon

This course is recommended for: Classics majors

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