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CS92PROD
Rome in the Near East
CCIV 279
Spring 2009
Section: 01  

In this seminar we will study the long Roman rule of the region between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates River, from the time of Pompey the Great's annexation in 64 BCE to the Muslim conquest of the seventh century CE. The seminar will fall into two parts. In part one we will read widely in recent narrative histories of the Roman Near East in order to familiarize ourselves with the region, the various sources historians use in constructing their narrative, and the problems of interpretation that these sources raise. With a broad background obtained, we will move to specific topics. These will include: urbanism, land use, trade, local politics, hellenism and identity, mosaics, religion, and the army. At this stage we will read a number of primary sources and study a range of material evidence, some of which includes texts preserved on stone and papyrus, mosaics, temples, theaters, and arches.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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