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HI202 ROMAN HISTORY

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: W 9.00 Th 8.30 F 10.30


Overview
Texts
Requirements
Schedule
December
CC290
Web Resources
Classics Department
Skidmore College
DECEMBER
DATE TOPIC READINGS
3 Rise of Christianity
Jewish settlements ca. 100
Christianity' reach, 200-400
RE ch. 10 pp. 261-278; LR 2.162, 164-5, 167-8, 170, 172, 173, 182, 184-5
Nicene Creed
4 Dinner & Homerathon 2001 Dinner, 5.30, Ladd 205; Homerathon, 6.30, Emerson
5 Marcus Aurelius to Diocletian
Tetrarchs, St. Mark's, Venice
Severan family tree
Timeline of 3rd C. emperors
RE pp. 236-243 and ch. 11; LR 2.104-107, 109-110, 119-121, 123, 125, 128, 133-4
Diocletian price edict: preamble
Diocletian's palace at Split (Yugoslavia)
7 Debate: Imagine you live in the Roman world ca. 300 AD. What would you choose as the best form of government? Polybius 6.1-9, 11-18, 56-57 = HAR pp. 47-59
Cicero Laws 3.3-4 = LR 1.148
"Powers of the Emperor" = LR 2.4 (online)
Roles
10 Triumph of Christianity and the Decline of Paganism LR 2.174-181, 187-190
11 CC290 Meeting: LADD 206
Gladiator
CC290, 4.00, Ladd 206; Gladiator, 7.00, Gannett
12 End of Empire
Debate: What contributed to the collapse of the Roman empire?
LR 2.191-194
C. Starr, "The Final Test (A.D. 370-476)," in The Roman Empire 27 B.C.-A.D. 476 (Oxford, 1982), 162-181 (handout).
The End: Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage IV.78