Instructor: Jay Bregman
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Description: We will study the rise of Rome from a small City-State to in Italy to pre-eminence in the ancient world. Its expansion and empire, the creation of a “universal civilization” of diverse peoples from London to the Euphrates (in present day Iraq) and the challenges and responses to the many changes it faced. The legacy of the Roman world; Senate, Republic, Empire, Greek Philosophy, Roman Law, the rise of “Abrahamic” Monotheisms in late antiquity, which provided the roots for later civilizations, from medieval to modern times.
Requirements: 2 Prelims and a Final exam; one paper 10 (full)-15+ pp (grad level 15-25) on topics to be announced.
BOOKS: Ancient Rome, a History, D. Brendan Nagle(R); Ancient Rome: Documentary Perspectives, Bradley P. Nystrom and Stylianos V. Spyridakis (D).