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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HIS 364 - Roman Empire

This course focuses intensively on the history of Rome at a critical point for the Romans and all of western civilization: the violent transition from a civilian Republic to a military-imperial system (from roughly 60 BCE to AD 200). Topics include: the rise and fall of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra; the Julio-Claudian dynasty; the Jewish War and the triumph of the Flavian dynasty; the reign of the Five Good Emperors and the Pax Romana. The course focuses heavily on biography and the construction of historical memory in Rome through imperial, biographical writing and historical narrative. We will also analyze dramatic representations of the Romans within each unit, especially the portrayal of the great men and women of Roman history in mainstream film and television drama. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in History. Term cycle: spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3

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