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Course Catalog

The History of Ancient Rome

This course is an exploration of Roman civilization from its origin in a tiny Italian village in the eighth century B.C. to the decline of its vast empire in the fifth century A.D. Key themes include political, administrative and legal achievements; conquest, imperialism and multiculturalism; the shift from republic to empire; daily life in town and country; the impact of Christianity; and architecture and urbanism. This course is designed to provide the student with a firm grounding in the Roman experience and a keen awareness of what we, today, owe the Romans of the distant past. Spring semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0