Topics in Ancient Studies


In this course we will examine public life and political crisis at the end of ancient Rome's republican government. We will begin with a brief survey of the history of the last century and a half of the Roman Republic, from Tiberius Gracchus' fatal attempt at popular reform in 133 BC to the beginning of autocracy under Augustus in the 30s BC. We will then turn to a topics-based investigation of current controversies in the field of Roman politics, focusing on reexamining - and deeply questioning - established narratives of Roman political culture and the socio-political crises of the late Republic.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; CFH MH

Section 01

Topics in Ancient Studies
INSTRUCTOR: Chris Erdman
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