The Ancient World Rome

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The Colosseum. Rome, Italy. (Image courtesy ofLibrary of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division[reproduction number, LC-USZ62-104882 (b&w film copy neg.)]

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This course elaborates the history of Rome from its humble beginnings to the fifth century A.D. The first half of the course 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 of the course covers Virgil to the Vandals; major social, economic, political and religious trends at Rome and in the provinces. Emphasis is placed on the use of primary sources in translation.

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