This course traces the history of Rome from its foundation, through its rise as an Italic and Mediterranean power, up to the transfer of the empire to Constantinople. It focuses on the political, military, and social achievements of the Roman people and the contributions of its principal historical figures, from the legendary kings of the regal period, to Republican leaders such as Marius, Sulla, Pompey, and Caesar, through Augustus and the establishment of the principate and subsequent emperors such as Vespasian, Hadrian, and Diocletian.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
- M. Boatwright, D. Gargola, R. Talbert, THE ROMANS: FROM VILLAGE TO EMPIRE, Oxford University Press, New York 2004, ISBN 0-19-511875-8
- R. Mellor, editor, THE HISTORIANS OF ANCIENT ROME: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MAJOR WRITINGS, Routledge Press, New York 1998, ISBN 0-415-91268-7
- R. Warner, trans., PLUTARCH: FALL OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC, Penquin Press, 1972, ISBN 0-14-044-084-4
- Select secondary readings posted to the course Moodle
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short essays, two in class exams and a final.
|Instructor(s): Parslow,Christopher Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: SCIE121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 60||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 33||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 20||FR: 25|