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Sandra R. Joshel
HSTAM 312
Seattle Campus

The Roman Republic

Political, social, economic, and cultural history, with emphasis on the development of the constitution and territorial expansions.

Class description

The course examines the history of the Roman Republic Rome from Rome's wars with Carthage to the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. After a survey of Roman society, we shall study Rome's first two wars with Carthage, the advent of empire in the second century BCE, and empire's social, economic, and cultural effects. The final weeks of the course focus on the Late Republic and consider the land-army problem, the plight of those dispossessed by political struggles, civil war, and the question of decadence.

Student learning goals

Knowledge of Roman history from the mid-third to mid first centuries BCE

Understanding of the complexities of Roman imperialism

Sophistication in reading ancient Roman sources

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Short exam; mid term exam, final exam, essay


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sandra R. Joshel
Date: 04/11/2008