HI202 Roman History Syllabus, Fall '97
Prof. Michael Arnush,
x5462, Harder Hall 208A, Office Hours MWF 9-10 or by appointment
HI 202: Roman History
Students in this course will explore the social, political, economic and
artistic contributions of the Romans to western civilization.
Using literary, historical and archaeological methodologies, students
will examine the history of Rome from its foundation by the mythical
Romulus to its preeminence in the Mediterranean world for over
1000 years. Through readings, discussions and essays, students will
demonstrate proficiency in the details that comprise Roman history, and an
understanding of such broad topics as the elegance of Etruscan civilization, Roman relations
with foreign nations, social and political institutions, imperialism,
the golden age of Latin literature, and the spread of Christianity.