Resources for the Study of Roman History
Texts

Requirements

Cultural Materials

Syllabus

September
October
November
December
Readings
IM chapters 1-3
HAR pp. 147-233: excerpts from Polybius' Histories book 1, Livy's Ab Urbe Condita books 1-3
L&R excerpts (handouts)
Assignments
Chatroom questions
Essay #1: Roman expansion from 509-265 BC



 
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DATE TOPIC READINGS
8 "What is history?" --none--
10 Sources, Materials & Methods HAR Introduction pp. 1-13; Polybius 1.1-5 (pp. 15-20); pp. 147-150 (preface to Livy's History); LR pp. 37-49
13 Geography of Italy
Peoples of Italy
IM chap. 1; LR 1.1-2
15 Emergence of Rome: Roman Foundation Legends IM chap. 2; HAR Livy 1.1-13; LR 1.8
17 Rome under the Etruscans
Natural Resources of Italy
Italy 600 BC
Furthest Extent of Etruscans
Terminology
Chatroom: Tom & Jakob
HAR Livy 1.15-49, 55-60; LR 1.9
22 Early Republic: Struggles between the Orders
Terminology
Essay #1 (due September 29)
HAR Livy 2.1-14, 31-40; 3.33-37, 44-49, 56-58
24 Magistracies and Assemblies of Rome LR 1.24-42
27 Ways of Rome IM chap. 3
29 Sacrifice, Devotio and Roman Republican Religion
Essay #1 Due
LR 1.46-56

 
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