Roman History I - LM - MODULO I (2016/2017)

Course code
4S003214
Name of lecturer
Elvira Migliario
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I sem Trento dal Sep 14, 2016 al Dec 23, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course consists of two different sections (A and B).

The first one (A: 15 lectures=30 hours=6 CFU) is intended as an "Introduction to Roman epigraphy". It aims firstly to introduce to the subject of inscriptions and provide some guidance towards reading and understanding the texts (mostly Latin); secondly, it aims to explain how inscriptions make fundamental sources for any thorough study about ancient Roman world.

Syllabus

During the first part of the course (A) the focus will be upon: the inscribing craft; how to understand and date Roman inscriptions; the survival of epigraphic texts and the history of epigraphy; the historical value of Roman inscriptions. Inscriptions will be read and translated, chosen among texts dating both to the republican and imperial ages (1st cent. B.C.-3rd cent. A. D.) and concerning: Roman republican and imperial society; politics, government, and administration of both the Republic and the Empire.

Assessment methods and criteria

Fist section (part A) - The oral exam will be based on: 1) analyzing two inscriptions from the documents illustrated by the lecturer; 2) commenting on the inscription studied by personal choice; 3) explaining a carefully studied subject from the indicated chapters of the textbook.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017