Rome to the Gracchi
|Course code AHIS1020||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty 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|
|Objectives||1. 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.
|Content||Foundation 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
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks