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M. Gwyn Morgan

Professor Emeritus Ph.D., 1962, University of Exeter, U.K.

Professor Emeritus of Classics and History

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-5742
  • Campus Mail Code: C3400

Biography

Research interests

His research interests include the nobility in the later Roman Republic and the historian Tacitus.

Courses taught

His major teaching fields were Roman history and Latin literature.

Interests

Roman History, Latin Literature

AHC 325 • History Of Rome: The Republic

32080 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm UTC 3.112
(also listed as HIS 321M )
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Instructor: Gwyn Morgan                                                                                      Fall 2010

(mgm@mail.utexas.edu)           

HISTORY 321M (39150)/AHC 325 (32080)
Rome through the Death of Julius Caesar

REQUIRED READING

Cary & Scullard            A History of Rome (3rd ed.), pages 1-282, 299-312

Plutarch                        Fall of the Roman Republic (Penguin)

Sallust                        Jugurthine War; Conspiracy of Catiline (Penguin)

RECOMMENDED READING

Appian      The Civil Wars (Penguin), pages 1-132

OFFICE HOURS

Waggener 109, MWF 12-1 or by appointment

EXAMINATIONS

In addition to the final exam, which will start at its officially scheduled time, 9.00 a.m. in the morning of Wednesday, December 8 and run for 2 hrs. 15 mins., there will be two quizes, each 50-55 minutes long, the first on September 24, the second on October 29. Only essay questions wll be set. On each quiz students will answer two questions from a choice of five, on the final exam three questions from a choice of seven. A student’s grade for the course will be determined by performance in the quizes (25% each) and final (50%): NOTE WELL: (1) students must take both quizes as well as the final; (2) on this system to fail the final risks failing the course.

PLAN OF COURSE BY WEEKS

1.  Introduction to course.  2.  Sources of knowledge.

3.  The Origins of Rome.   4.  Early Roman Religion.  5.  Tradition  

[No class 9-6-10]     6.  Family and Society   7.  The Conflict of the Orders, I.

8.  The Conflict of the Orders, II.  9.  Conquest of Italy.  10.  Roman Colonization.

11.  The First Punic War   12.  The Hannibalic War.   13.  QUIZ I (9-24-10)

14.  The Public Assemblies.   15.  The Magistrates.   16.  Senate and Nobility

17.  Early Roman Culture.   18.  Expansion East.   19.  Expansion West

20.  Influx of wealth.    21.  Slavery.    22.  Armies, peasants and ‘mobs’

23.  Roman Agriculture.   24.  Tiberius Gracchus.   25.  Gaius Gracchus

26.  Health and medicine.   27.  The rise of Gaius Marius.   28.  QUIZ II (10-29-10)

29.  First Century Society.   30.  Drusus and the Social War.   31.  Marius and Sulla

32.  The Sullan settlement.  33.  Games & shows.   34. Pompey & World Conquest

35.  Cicero & Catiline     36.  Forming the First Triumvirate     37. Caesar in Gaul

38.  Classical culture.   39.  Disintegration of Triumvirate.  [No class 11-26-10]

40.  “Collapse” of religion.    41. Caesar’s Last Years.   42. Fall of the Republic

READING ASSIGNMENTS

Note that the required readings, as given below, are not an alternative to nor a substitute for the lectures. Their function is to supplement the lectures. In other words, yes. you are expected to attend the lectures.

 2.  Sources:    Cary 57-61. Introductions to the translations

 3.  Origins:  Cary 3-6, 13-48, 50-56 [For this one class the assignment is optional]

 4.  Religion:  Cary 48-49, 108-110, 198-199

 5.  Tradition:  Sallust, Jugurtha, chapter 1

 6.  Family:  Cary 49-50

 7-8.  Conflict I and Conflict II:  Cary 62-69 and 75-83

 9.  Conquest:  Cary 70-74, 84-96

10.  Colonization:  Cary 99-106, 183-84

11.  First Punic War:  Cary 113-23

12.  Hannibalic War:  Cary 124-37

14.  Assemblies: Cary 97-99

15.  Magistrates:  Cary 181-82

16.  Senate:  Cary 97-99, 179-81

17.  Early culture:  Cary 107-108, 110, 194-98

18.  Expansion east:  Cary 150-68

19.  Expansion west:  Cary 138-49, 210-211. Sallust, Jugurtha, chapter 2

20.  Wealth:  Cary 106-107, 182-83, 188-93. Sallust, Catiline, chapter 1

21.  Slavery:  Cary 108, 187-88, 191-92, 242, 299-300; Appian 65-67

22.  Armies, peasants, mobs:  Cary 184-85

23.  Agriculture:  Cary 186-87

24.  Ti. Gracchus:  Cary 203-206; Appian 1-11

25.  C. Gracchus:  Cary 206-210; Appian 11-16

27.  Marius: Cary 212-21. Plutarch, Marius. Sallust, Jugurtha §§ 3-12; Appian 16-20.

29.  First century society:  Cary 303

30.  Drusus:  Cary 222-26; Appian 20-22

31.  Marius/Sulla:  Cary 226-34.  Plutarch, Sulla, chapters 1-32; Appian 22-53

32.  Sullan settlement:  Cary 235-41; Plutarch, Sulla, chapters 33-38; Appian 53-58

33.  Games & shows:  Cary 303

34.  Pompey:  Cary 241-44, 250-55.  Plutarch, Pompey; Appian 58-69

35.  Cicero/Catiline: Cary 244-48, 300-302.  Plutarch, Cicero. Sallust, Catiline;             Appian 69-73

36.  First Triumvirate:  Cary 248-49.  Plutarch, Crassus; Appian 73-76

37.  Caesar in Gaul:  Cary 258-65.  Plutarch, Caesar, chapters 1-27

38.  Classical culture:  Cary 304-310

39.  Breakdown:  Cary 255-57, 265-69. Plutarch, Caesar, chaps. 28-32; Appian 76-87

40.  Religion collapse:  Cary 311-12

41.  Caesar’s last years: Cary 270-82. Plutarch, Caesar, chaps 33-69; Appian 87-132

T.A. for the Class: Jessica Werneke (jessicawarneke@yahoo.com)

Office Hours: MW 1:30-3.00 p.m. or by appointment. BUR 412

LAT 323 • Sallust, Bellum Jugurthinum

32615 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 208
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The aim of the course is to study a work by one of the most unusual prose stylists in the Late Roman Republic, Sallust's account of the war the Romans fought against the Numidian princeling Jugurtha in the last decades of the second century B.C. Sallust approaches his subject in a language that is neither Ciceronian (one key-note being its extreme brevity) nor Caesarian (another key-note being its overtly rhetorical character). Beyond this, the subject-matter itself is highly unusual, inasmuch as in this particular war the political scene in Rome is just as important to the outcome as is any military success gained in North Africa.



Grading: there will be two one-hour quizes during the semester (20% each) and one two-hour final (40%). The remaining 20% will be determined by classroom participation

 

Texts:

Prescribed Books:
J. R. Hawthorn (ed.), Sallust: Rome and Jugurtha (Bolchazy-Carducci)
S. A. Handford (trans.), Sallust, The Jugurthine War/Conspiracy of Catiline ((Penguin)

AHC 325 • History Of Rome: The Empire

32345 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 1100-1200 UTC 4.134
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Topics in the history of the Greek and Roman empires and the surrounding area.

C C 335 • Roman Private Life

32528 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 1000-1100 WEL 2.304
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AHC 325 • Hist Of Rome: The Republic

32525 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 1100-1200 UTC 3.112
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Topics in the history of the Greek and Roman empires and the surrounding area.

C C 383 • Roman History Survey

32760 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm WAG 10
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Studies in various aspects of Greek and Roman literature, history, and culture.

AHC 325 • History Of Rome: The Empire

31890 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 1100-1200 UTC 4.134
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Topics in the history of the Greek and Roman empires and the surrounding area.

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