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CLAB06/HISB11 (W2021): History and Culture of the Roman World

A resource guide for students in this course.


CLAC06/HISB11 History and Culture of the Roman World

Thursdays, 11-1 on Zoom

Instructor: Gregory Fewster

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Summer term hours: May 3 - June 30, 2021

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Course Description

This course offers a survey of the history and culture of the ancient Roman world, from the archaic period around the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE and beyond. The outline follows a chronological narrative and is divided into four main sections: General Context and Rome’s First Centuries, the Republic, the Principate, and the Dominate. Throughout the semester, special attention will be dedicated to the nature, variety and limits of primary evidence, to power dynamics, socio-cultural interactions, and historical processes of continuities and ruptures, as well as to the reception and relevance of the Roman world today. The course consists in weekly 2-hour lectures.