The Ancient World: Rome

Term: 

Spring 2016

Req: 

HASS-H

Cat: 

CI-H

Level: 

Introductory

History of Rome from its humble beginnings to the 5th century A.D. First half: 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. Second half: Virgil to the Vandals; major social, economic, political and religious trends at Rome and in the provinces. Emphasis on use of primary sources in translation.

Didrachm of ca. 264-255 BC (Image: Classical Numismatic Group Inc.)