Roman History (i+p) (2008/2009)

Course code
4S02144
Credits
12
Coordinator
Attilio Mastrocinque
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Storia romana I parte 6 L-ANT/03-ROMAN HISTORY Primo semestre Patrizia Basso
Storia romana II parte 6 L-ANT/03-ROMAN HISTORY Secondo semestre Attilio Mastrocinque

Learning outcomes

Module: Storia romana I parte
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General acknowledge of the Roman history

Module: Storia romana II parte
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Knowledge of the major historical problems related to the wars Mitridatiche

Syllabus

Module: Storia romana I parte
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No prerequisites
The first part of the course (18 hours) shall be dedicated to provide fundamental methods and tools for the study of the Roman history and the acknowledges the main subjects and events of that historical period. The reading of some the latin authors (such as in particular Livius, De urbe condita I-II; Cicero, De re publica; Suetonius, Augustus) shall be part of the classes. In the second part of the course (18 hours) the subject of the conquest and romanization through the analisys of one particolar region (i.e. Venetia). The reading of some the greek and latin authors (such as in particular Polibius, Strabo, Livius, Plinius) shall be part of the classes.

Front lessons, practical drills and seminars. One educational mission to Roman Verona shall be organized during the lessons period.

The attendance to classes is warmly recommended. Those who could not attend the classes are invited to agree with the professor alternative programmes. In any case alternative programmes shall include one more work from the following: C. NICOLET, Strutture dell'Italia romana (sec. III-I a.C.), Jouvence, Roma 1984; A. GIARDINA, L'Italia romana. Storie di un'identità incompiuta, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1997; W. ECK, L'Italia nell'impero romano. Stato e amministrazione in epoca imperiale, Edipuglia, Bari 1999; E. LO CASCIO (a cura di), Roma imperiale. Una metropoli antica, Carocci, Roma 2000; E. LO CASCIO, Il princeps e il suo impero. Studi di storia amministrativa e finanziaria romana, Edipuglia, Bari 2000.

Module: Storia romana II parte
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The age of the Severi

Texts:
Herodianus, The Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius (ed. Filippo Cassola, Sansoni, Firenze 1967 (in a publication with commentary);
2) passages which will be presented during the courses.

Teaching methods: Normal lessons. The passages of ancient authors will be given in translation and, in any cases, also in original languages

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: Storia romana I parte
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Interview

Module: Storia romana II parte
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Interview