Roman History (m) (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Alfredo Buonopane
Alfredo Buonopane
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Sem 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will give students the conceptual, methodological and cultural background for analyzing and interpreting the most important problems of Roman history, in light of the most recent historiograpy. It will also aim to develop the skills for a correct and appropriate language and for a better knowledge of the main aspects of Latin civilization.


Part I
- From Republic to Principate.
- The julian-claudian dynasty
- The Flavi.
- From Nerva to Commodo.
- The Severi and the Gordians.
- Economic and Social problems of II and III Century AD.
- Diocletian's Reforms.
- Constantinuse.

Part II
- History of Roman historiography.
- The Annalists.
- History and biography.
- Commentaries and works of erudition.

Didactic methods
For attending students, teaching methods consist of lectures dedicated to the transmission of
basic notions and basic tools of work. b. Attending students will receive at the first lesson the complete calendar of didactic activities with the dates and topics covered in the lessons provided by the time, the classroom and the indication of possible suspension for academic reasons.
Throughout the academic year, there is also available the individual reception service handled by the teacher at the timetable indicated on the teacher's web pages.
With regard to non-attending students, teaching methods consist of a support teacher for personal study of the manuals during the talks, also attached to the outside the scheduled time and providing, on request, additional teaching materials.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Faoro D. (ed.) L'amministrazione dell'Italia romana Le Monnier 2018
Giorcelli Bersani Silvia L'impero in quota. I Romani e le Alpi Einaudi 2019 9788806235130
Gabrielli, Chantal Moneta e finanza a Roma in età repubblicana Carocci 2012
Giuffrida, Cassia, Arena Roma e la sua storia Il Mulino 2019
G. Zecchini Storia della storiografia romana Laterza, Bari 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

Verification of learning outcomes for both attending and non-attending students is an oral interview.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: [online oral exam

Objectives of the verification test
- Verify the amplitude and depth of the acquired knowledges.
- Check the analytical and argumentative capabilities
- Check the skills acquired reading and commenting a simple epigraphic text.

The interview will cover al the program and will be in Italian, also for ERASMUS students. The vote will be expressed in 30/30.