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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2008

LAT 323 • HISTORIOG OF WAR IN ROMAN REP

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33248 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 208
Popov

Course Description

In this course, we will read selections from Sallust's Bellum Jugurthinum, a monograph on Romes war with the Numidian king Jugurtha, and Book 30 of Livy, describing the end of the Second Punic War. While some attention will be given to historical details, the focus of the course will be largely literary. Some of the questions we will consider are: How do Sallust and Livy portray Romans and their enemies (especially Jugurtha and Hannibal)? Can enemies of Rome ever be heroes in Roman historiography? Why do Sallust and Livy choose to give war such a prominent place in their writings? What is the genre of Sallusts monograph? What is the place of Sallust and Livy within the larger picture of Roman historiography?

Grading Policy

Students will be graded based on attendance and participation (20%), midterm exam (20%), final exam (30%), short presentation (10%), and final paper (20

Texts

L. Watkiss, ed., Sallust: Bellum Iugurthinum (Bristol Classical Press 1984/2006) H. Butler and H. Scullard eds., Livy, Book XXX (Duckworth Publishers 2004)

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