Ancient and Medieval History and Didactics of History - Storia antica e medievale (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Alfredo Buonopane
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Sem. IB dal Nov 13, 2017 al Dec 16, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main aspects and phenomena of the history of the Roman world, as provided by the National Guidelines, so that they can be able to analyze the historical phenomena with a critical approach to the principal sources (in Italian translation). They will also have to be able to cope critically with the sources on which the modern historical investigation is based. They will have to know the main directions of today's didactic history
At the end of the lessons and individual preparation students will be able to prepare the teaching of Roman history for primary school students, defining their pre-qualifications and educational goals.


- The birth of Rome and the monarchy.
- The roman republic.
- The expansion of Rome.
- Punic wars.
- The crisi of the repubblic.
- From Gracchi to Caesar.
- The principate.
- From Tiberius to Domitian.
- From Nerva to Severi.
- The Crisis and Diocletian's Reforms.
- Constantinus.
- The barbarian invasions.
- Roman-barbarian kingdoms.

Didactic methods
For attending students, teaching methods consist of lectures dedicated to the transmission of
Basic notions and basic tools of work. Added to this are the practical exercises in the classroom and museum. Attending students will receive at the first lesson the complete calendar of didactic activities with the dates and topics covered in the lessons provided by the time, the classroom and the indication of possible suspension for academic reasons.
Throughout the academic year, there is also available the individual reception service handled by the teacher at the timetable indicated on the teacher's web pages.
With regard to non-attending students, teaching methods consist of a support teacher for personal study of the manual during the talks, also attached to the outside the scheduled time and providing, on request, additional teaching materials.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli Roma antica. Storia e documenti (Edizione 1) Il Mulino 2014 9788815251770

Assessment methods and criteria

Verification of learning outcomes for both attending and non-attending students is a written test.
Objectives of the verification test
- Verify the amplitude and depth of the acquired knowledges.
- Check the analytical and argumentative capabilities

The test will cover al the program and will be in Italian, also for ERASMUS students. The vote will be expressed in 30/30.

Erasmus students should contact in advance the teacher.