- Code ANCH2017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Ancient History
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Paul Burton
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century A.D. to the beginning of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, including especially Tacitus and Suetonius.
This course will cover the following topics in tutorials and lectures:
- 1. Tacitus and the historiography of the early Roman Empire.
- 2. The reign of Tiberius.
- 3. The reign of Caligula.
- 4. The reign of Claudius.
- 5. The reign of Nero.
- 6. The reign of Vespasian.
- 7. The reigns of Titus and Domitian.
- 8. The reigns of Trajan and Hadrian.
- 9. Roman Realities I: The Rich and the Poor.
- 10. Roman Realities II: The Aristocracy and Social Mobility.
- 11. The Urbanization of the Roman Empire.
- 12. The destruction of Pompeii.
- 13. The Colosseum.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically engage with the political and social history and culture of the early Roman Empire;
- analyse and evaluate primary historical sources;
- conduct research using the primary sources and modern scholarship on the period;
- formulate logical arguments based on the primary source evidence
- communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes
- develop a sophisticated knowledge of the geography of the provinces of the Roman empire
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4,5]
Geography quiz (15 mins. 10%) Learning Outcome 6]
Terms and concepts quiz (15 mins. 10%) Learning Outcomes: 1,2]
2,500 word essay (40%) [Learning Outcomes: 1-5]
2-hour final examination (30%) [Learning Outcomes: 1-5]
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WorkloadTwo lectures per week (1 hour each) and one tutorial (1 hour) per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per teaching week (total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4257||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|