- Code ANCH1014
- 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
- Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
This course examines the evolution of the Roman state from the foundation of the city of Rome in 753 BC to the death of Augustus in AD 14. These eight centuries saw Rome establish itself as a monarchy, then overthrow its kings and establish a Republican system of government, only for the Republic itself to disintegrate from within and become a monarchy once again. During the same period, Rome evolved and expanded from one city on the Tiber River to an empire that stretched from Spain in the west to Syria in the east, from Germany in the north to Africa in the south. This course will examine why and how these major political and institutional changes came about and their impact on the social and cultural framework of Roman society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically engage with the political and social history and culture of the Roman Republic and 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;
- Source Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Essay (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 34 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials.
b) 96 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings to be provided on Wattle.
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