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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2008

HIS 321 • History of Rome: The Empire

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40010
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Morgan

Course Description

The course is designed to cover the period from the murder of Caesar through the death of Constantine. The layout will be basically chronological, but laws and wars are by no means the only subjects covered. All aspects of Roman civilization will be discussed, the social, economic, the religious, even medical. So there will be talks on such matters as health and living conditions of Romans, the slaves they owned, the games and shows they attended, the gods they worshipped and the spread of Christianity.

Grading Policy

one 1-hour quiz, requiring essay answers (40%) one 2 hour, 15 minute final, requiring essay answers (60%)

Texts

M. Cary & H.H. Scullard, A HISTORY OF ROME Suetonius, LIVES OF 12 CAESARS LIVES OF LATER CAESARS, Tr. A. Birley E. N. Luttwak, GRAND STRATEGY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (optional)

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