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Semester 1

The Roman World 1A: The Rise of Rome (CLGE08003)

Subject

Classics

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

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Course Summary

This course will introduce students to the history and culture of the Romans in the period from the foundation of Rome to the time of Augustus, focusing on the city of Rome and the spread of Roman power across the ancient world.

Course Description

The course will cover the political and social history of Rome down to Augustus, together with the material culture, monuments, art, literature and thought of the Romans during this period. Lectures will cover topics such as early Rome, the conquest of Italy and the Mediterranean, Roman myth and religion, the city of Rome, Roman poetry and drama, the fall of the republic and the Augustan revolution. Further topics and the sources for them will be explored in tutorials. The course can be studied on its own or as a prelude to its sister course, The Roman World 1B: The Roman Empire (it is also possible to study the two courses in reverse order, The Roman World 1B in one year and The Roman World 1A in the next).

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

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