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SSP100 The Empire Strikes Back:
Imperial Ambitions of Athens, Rome, Britain and the US

Prof. Michael Arnush marnush@skidmore.edu
MW 11.30am-1.30pm Office hours: W 2-3.15, TH by appt.
 
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Mask of Agamemnon, Mycenae, 15th c. BCE
 
Lactor 1  

R.G Osborne. The Athenian Empire. Lactor 1. Fourth Edition. Cambridge: London Association of Classical Teachers, 2000.

Matz
 

D. Matz. Daily Life of the Ancient Romans. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2008.

Garland  

R. Garland. Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2008.

Tacitus Manuscript
 

J.C. Mann and R.G. Penman, eds. Literary Sources for Roman Britain. Lactor 11. Third Edition. Cambridge: London Association of Classical Teachers, 1996.

Shotter   D. Shotter. Roman Britain. 2nd Edition. Lancaster Pamphlets. London: Routledge, 2004. Layne and Thayer   C. Layne and B.A. Thayer. American Empire: A Debate. London: Routledge, 2006.
   

This packet of materials contains a variety of essays on the Athenian, Roman, British and American empires, which we will utilize throughout the semester. You may pick up the packet at the IES center in Bloomsbury.