(ClCv-Hist 248) Roman History

(ClCv-Hist 248) Roman History
Political, economic, social, and intellectual history of Rome from the foundation of the city to Constantine.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining CL CV 307
Course Outcomes

Historiography and Historical Evaluation

Successful students will be exposed to selections of Latin and Greek literature and be able to evaluate those texts as sources for Roman history; students' critical skills will be improved by the careful treatment of historiographical texts.

Critical Analysis

Successful students will discuss critical theories that are relevant to the texts treated in class and be able to evaluate the rhetorical complexities facing the various authors discussed and how those authors resolved those complexities as they composed their historical narratives.

Primary Sources of Information

Successful students will consider available primary sources of information for ancient Roman history and be able to evaluate the reliability of those sources.

Research and Historiography

Successful students will be able to locate the historical texts treated in class in the context of Classical literature generally and of ancient historiography specifically.

Knowledge of Roman History

Successful students will demonstrate a basic knowedge of Roman history from the Regal period to the decline of the Roman Empire.