Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-136
Andreas T. Zanker (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 50 students. Fall semester. Professor Zanker.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to Amherst College students who are pre-registered for the course; then to students who attend the first three class sessions.