The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

Covers the rise of Rome from its mythical foundation in the 8th century BC to its prominent role in the Mediterranean by 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).


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the development of Rome between the legendary period and the time of the Gracchi;

2. Evaluate the differing versions of major authorities both ancient and modern relating to the growth of Roman power;

3. Analyse the impact of growing power and working of leadership on the structure of Roman society;

4. Demonstrate skills to effectively articulate arguments succinctly and accurately.


Content

This course may explore the historical origins of the following topics:

  • Foundation myths
  • The evolution of Roman institutions
  • The development of a warrior culture and the growth of an empire
  • Political development in the 2nd Century

Assessment items

Presentation: Seminar presentation (30%)

Report: A structured analytical account of a major historical event (30%)

Essay: A written response to a question (40%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2