Sandra R. Joshel
Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.
Roman Imperialism focuses on aspects of empire in ancient Rome from the advent of empire in the second century to the empire of the Principate in the second century CE. We will look at contemporary historical arguments about the origins and growth of empire in the Republic, and then turn to the governing of empire and its effects on Roman society and provincials. The seminar will also deal with: Rome as an imperial city; Roman representations of the conquered and ruled; the process of Romanization.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A knowledge of ancient Roman history, especially either HSTAM 312 or HSTAM 313
Class assignments and grading
Participation in class discussion Response papers 10-15 page research paper Presentation