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Andrew M Riggsby


ProfessorPh.D., UC Berkeley

Lucy Shoe Meritt Professor in Classics and Professor of Art History

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Biography


 

 


 

Fields: 

  • Roman Cultural and Cognitive History
  • Latin Prose
  • Roman Law

 

Awards: 

  • National Endowment for the Humanities/Roger A. Hornsby Rome Prize.  2010-2011.
  • Association of American Publishers (Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division) award for the outstanding book published in Classics and Ancient History in 2006:  Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words.
  • Solmsen Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1997-98.

 

Recent Publications:

  • Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans.  Cambridge University Press 2010.
  • “Tyrants, Fire, and Dangerous Things,”  pp. 111-28 in G. Williams and K. Volk (edd.), Roman Reflections (Oxford Univ. Press 2015).
  • “Legal Education," pp. 444-51 in W. M. Bloomer (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Ancient Education (Blackwell 2015).
  • For a fuller list, see my Academia.edu page.

Courses


EUS 346 • History Of Rome: The Empire

36450 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 101
(also listed as AHC 325, HIS 321)

 

This class will cover the story of the Roman empire from the death of Caesar to the fall of Rome in A.D. 476.  After working our way through the narrative of this period (about half th semester), we will examine a number of topics that cut across time.  The course will touch on politics, law, war, the economy, social classes, gender, and psychopathic emperors.  Grading: weekly quizzes 10% 2 exams 45% final exam 45% Texts: Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History, Christopher S. Mackay  

EUS 346 • History Of Rome: The Empire

36300 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 101
(also listed as AHC 325, HIS 321)

This class will cover the story of the Roman empire from the death of Caesar to the fall of Rome in A.D. 476.  After working our way through the narrative of this period (about half th semester), we will examine a number of topics that cut across time.  The course will touch on politics, law, war, the economy, social classes, gender, and psychopathic emperors. 

Grading:

2 quizzes (each 25%) requiring essay answers

Final exam (50%) requiring essay answers

Texts:

Ancient Rome: A Military and Political History, Christopher S. Mackay

EUS 348 • Roman Law-W

36275 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 1100-1200 WAG 112
(also listed as C C 348)

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