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History of Rome: Origins and Republic
Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-133
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Jessica M. McCutcheon (Section 01)
This course examines Rome's political and social systems and its struggles from its legendary beginnings through its growth into a world empire. We will use Roman literature in translation, inscriptions, and material evidence to explore the development of the republican form of government and its transformation into an empire in the aftermath of civil wars. In order to understand the Republic, we will also consider the perceptions of that period by writers in the early Empire. Three class hours per week.
Limited to 45 students. Spring semester. Visiting Professor McCutcheon.