Requirements: basic knowledge of history at a school level.
The course is aimed at improving the knowledge of military events and political and cultural transformations that allowed the creation of the Roman Italy. The study will take into account texts and documents concerning the political international framework, the institutional means to allow the integration of different peoples into a new system having Rome at its head. Particular focus will be on cultural and religious issues which allowed integration among peoples, languages, and partially distant traditions.
The knowledge of political and institutional transformations in the 3rd and 2nd cent. BC will be dealt with. The course will take into account texts and documents concerning the integration of Greek cities into the Roman system. Students will improve their skill of understanding and distinguishing the specific features of different kinds of documentation and to compare them to each other. Students will be able to identify the principals which the social co-existence of the Romans was based on, the attitude of Romans towards other Italic societies, and the Roman skill in integrating other cultures.
Lectures will be held and all the texts will be provided directly and on the E-Learning site, concerning authors, ancient inscriptions, and images. Texts and images dealt with will be at students disposal in the E-Learning site. Students who cannot attend all the classes can prepare the exam by using the items in E-Learning.
The exam is oral. Questions will verify the learning level and, in case, in deep questions will be proposed on texts and documents discussed during the classes.