Roman History

Diploma

Elective

The study of this course aims at introducing the student to the earliest times of the Roman history, from the foundation of Rome to the fall of the Roman Republic system with the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.

The main outline of the political and military events shall be surveyed with an attempt to highlight the events of peculiar interest. 

References:

  • Lewis, N – Reinhold, M. (1990) Roman Civlization vol.1: Selected Readings. The Republic and the Augustan Age. New York.
  • Le Glay, M – Voisin, J.L. – Le Bohec, Y. (1996) A History of Rome. Padstow, Cronwall. 


Week

Topics

1

Introduction to the Roman History – Historical resources – The pre-Roman Italy

2

Roman history from the Bronze age to the Punic wars (1000-264 BC)

3

Etruria and the Etruscans

4

The Origins of Rome – the rise of the city-state – the Kings

5

Rome in the 6th century and the beginning of the Republic

6

Roman wars 509-345 B.C.

7

The Roman conquest of Italy and the Mediterranean world

8

Midterm exam.

9

The Punic wars.

10

Mithridatic Wars – Caesar in Gaul

11

The fall of the Roman Republic – The Civil wars

12

Rome and the Mediterranean World

13

The new Empire

14

Rome and Egypt: From an alley to a province

15

Final exam.

Poll

Why did you apply at Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies?

what is your favourite Master module ?