Rome to the Gracchi

Course code AHIS1020Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Examines the history of Rome from its origins down to the Sacks of Carthage and Corinth in the middle of the 2nd century BC. The main focus will be on the evolution of the institutions of Republican government, features of Rome?s internal political practice, and the development of her external empire and its administration. Attention will also be paid to the Roman self-image, as evidenced in her value system, foundation mythology, and treatment of her achievement (as seen in major historians).

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To encourage a broad knowledge and understanding of the development of Rome down to the era of the Gracchi.

2. To encourage an understanding of the changing conditions of Roman society, and the manner in which it differed from our own.

3. To encourage a critical approach to both literary and archaeological evidence.

4. To foster the accurate and effective expression of one?s appreciation of, and critical ideas about, ancient society and its leaders.
ContentFoundation of Rome: Aeneas and Romulus in Livy and Vergil

The early city and its Institutions

1. Expansion through Italy

2. Acquisition of an Empire: Wars with Carthage and Greece (264-146BC)

3. Historiography of Rome: Polybius (and Livy)

4. Roman values, particularly those of the Nobility

5. Internal Politics and Reform in the 2nd Century BC
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2. Tutorial paper, 30% (1000-1250 words) - due mid semester
3. Essay, 40% (2000-2250 words) - due late semester 4. Class Test, 20% - due end semester
Quiz - Class1. Class Quiz, 10% - due early semester
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks