Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Examines the history of the Late Roman Republic from the late 2nd Century BC down to the assassination of Caesar in 44BC. The primary focus of the course is upon the political climate of the period and the pressures brought to bear upon the institutions of Rome by external factors and individual ambition. Emphasis is placed upon the use of ancient source material in translation (incorporating Greek and Roman value terms) in conjunction with modern scholarly opinion.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

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

1. 1. Knowledge of Late Republican Rome, her history, culture, and tradition in antiquity 1.1 To offer students a sound, discipline-based study of Late Republican Rome 1.2 To foster an interest in the course and its various components

2. 2. Appreciation of the influence of Late Republican Rome on subsequent history 2.1 To establish and develop connections between Late Republican Rome, her history, culture and tradition and other courses taught within the field of humanities 2.2 To encourage and strengthen linkages between the artistic and cultural worlds of ancient Greece and Rome and the historical and social environments of Western society

3. 3. The Development of Communication Skills 3.1 Oral communication 3.2 Written communication 3.3 Electronic communication

4. 4. Research Development 4.1 Independent research skills 4.2 An ability to communicate the products of research in a clear, concise and analytical manner


An Introduction to the Course: Aims, Teaching Methodology, Difficulties in dealing with the evidence

Aftermath of the Gracchi; the equites and Marius

The Italian Problem, Social War, Civil War, Sulla

Administration of the Roman World, urban and provincial; the courts, the great commands

Revolution: Lepidus, Spartacus, Catilina

The last decade of the Republic


Republican Rome through the eyes of contemporary writers and later Philosophers and Historians

Assumed knowledge

20 units at any level in Ancient History or History

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial paper

In Term Test: In-class examination