Spring 2024 History UN1020 section 001

The Romans and Their World

The Romans and Their Worl

Call Number 11462
Day & Time
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
310 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Sailakshmi Ramgopal
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course examines the history of the Roman Empire from the formation of the Roman monarchy in 753 BCE to the collapse of the Western Empire in 476 CE. At the heart of the class is a single question: how did the Roman Empire come to be, and why did it last for so long? We will trace the rise and fall of the Republic, the extension of its power beyond Italy, and the spread of Christianity. Epic poetry, annalistic accounts, coins, papyri, inscriptions, and sculpture will illuminate major figures like Cleopatra, and features of daily life like Roman law and religion. The destructive mechanics by which Rome sustained itself--war, slavery, and environmental degradation--will receive attention, too, with the aim of producing a holistic understanding this empire.  Discussion Section Required.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 54 students (70 max) as of 3:06PM Saturday, July 20, 2024
Subject History
Number UN1020
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Discussion HIST UN1021 REQUIRED
Section key 20241HIST1020W001