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HIS 203 - Rome's Golden Age: The Late Republic and Early Empire

Prerequisite: 3 credits of History. Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

Course Description: This course examines one of the most turbulent and creative periods of Roman history, c. 146 B.C. to c. 68 A.D. Topics include: the effects of imperial expansion upon Roman society; the failure of the Gracchi to democratize the Roman Republic; slavery; the destruction of the Republic by ambitious generals like Julius Caesar; the establishment of an imperial government by Augustus; and the criminal insanity of the Julio-Claudians. The course will pay special attention to how the Romans perceived these traumatic events.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, even years.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge II

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: