Julius Caesar in the Fall of the Roman Republic

Ancient Rome from 133 to 27 BC. Explores political, social, and economic factors commonly offered to explain the fall of the Roman Republic: growth of the territorial empire, increased intensity of aristocratic competition, transformation of the Italian economy, growth of the city of Rome and dependence of the urban plebs, changes in military recruitment and dependence of soldiers on their generals. Emphasis on the reading of ancient sources in translation, including Cicero, Sallust, Caesar, Augustus, Appian, Plutarch, and Suetonius. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Taught in seminar format with emphasis on class participation. Limited to 15.

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Offered Spring 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.132

The Ancient World: Rome

Lecture: MW 12-1 VIRTUAL
Recitation 1: R 12-1, VIRTUAL
Recitation 2: F 1-2, VIRTUAL
William Broadhead Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.240

The World of Charlemagne

TR 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.330

Ancient Empires: Persians and Greeks in Antiquity

NEW SUBJECT!
TR 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Alexander Forte Seminar HASS-H
21H.336

The Making of a Roman Emperor

TR 3:30-5, VIRTUAL
William Broadhead Seminar HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.007 21L.014

Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

Eric J. Goldberg
Stephanie Frampton
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Alex Forte Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.133

The Medieval World

Eric J. Goldberg Introductory HASS-H
21H.230

Barbarians, Saints, and Emperors

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

Not offered regularly; consult department
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.238

The Vikings

Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H
21H.239

The City of Rome in the Age of the Caesars

William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.333

Early Christianity

Not offered regularly; consult department
Eric J. Goldberg Seminar HASS-H