tudents in this course will explore the social, political, economic, and cultural history of ancient Rome. Using literary, historical and archaeological sources, students will examine the history of Rome from its foundation by the legendary Romulus until the rise of Constantine the Great and late antiquity. 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 development of Roman social and political institutions, the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean, the evolution of Roman identity, and the rise and spread of Christianity. Special emphasis is given to daily life in ancient Italy and the provinces, derived from reading historical accounts and examining archaeological remains.
Students in HI 202, Roman History will demonstrate the ability to:
- read and analyze historical documents within their social contexts and evaluate the role of the individual in ancient cultures;
- conduct research by traditional and digital methods;
- read critically and analyze closely literary texts and modern scholarship; and
- present orally and in written form an argument supported by primary and secondary sources.
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