Spring 2017

History of Rome

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-136

Moodle site: Course


Christopher S. van den Berg (Section 01)


This course examines the political and social systems and struggles that marked Rome's growth from a small city-state to a world empire. Through various sources (Roman works in translation and material evidence) we will focus on the development of the republican form of government and its transformation into an empire. We will study also the daily life of the people and the impact of Christianity on the Roman Empire. Three class hours per week.

Limited to 50students. Spring semester. Professor van den Berg.

If Overenrolled: Priority is given to Amherst College students who are pre-registered for the course; then to students who attend the first three class sessions.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2018-19: Offered in Fall 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017