Roman History (i+p) (2014/2015)

Course code
4S02144
Credits
12
Coordinator
Attilio Mastrocinque
Other available courses
Other available courses
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-ANT/03-ROMAN HISTORY semestrino IA Attilio Mastrocinque
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-ANT/03-ROMAN HISTORY Semestrino IB Attilio Mastrocinque

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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knowledge of important topics of Roman history in the late Republican and Imperial Ages.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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The course is aimed at teaching some important topics concerning the Roman Empire, and aspecially the tranformation of the Empire into the Christian Roman Empire.

Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Previous studies: basical knowledge of Roman history and Latin language.

Subject of the course: The end of the Roman Republic

Texts to be read:
1) Plutarch, Lives of Gracchi, Sulla, Cicero, Caesar, and Antony
2) the passages that will be discussed during the course
3) Study of a good handbook of Roman history, such as A. Momigliano, Manuale di storia romana, a cura di A. Mastrocinque, Torino, UTET, 2011 (the study can stop at page 241); or Storia di Roma dalle origini alla tarda antichità, Catania, Edizioni del Prisma, 2013 (the study can stop at Section IX, chapter IV).

An historical atlas will be useful.

Didactic method: normal lessons or seminars will be organized; the students will be provided with the passages (also in translation) which will be discussed.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Previous studies: knowledge of Roman history and Latin language at a basical level.

Subject of the course: The period of Julian “the Apostate”.

Texts to be read:
1) Ammianus Marcellinus, Histories, books XX-XXIII;
2) Passages that will be discussed during the course

Didactic method: normal lessons will be held; the discussed passages and images will be given (also in translation) to the students in the internet site of the University of Verona, E-Learning. Students who are unable to attend the lessons will use mp3 records, texts, and images on the E-learning platform of the University.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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oral exam


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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oral exam