1. G. GERACI - A. MARCONE, Storia romana, Milano, Mondadori 2011 -
2. F. JACQUES - J. SCHEID, Roma e il suo Impero. Istituzioni, economia, religione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005. - 3. Selected passages from classical historiography and other sources will be available during the lessons. - 4. Additional bibliography will be recommended at the beginning of the course, focussing on specific areas (such as social history; economic history; religious history; military history; gender history; cultural history).
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with: a) knowledge of institutional events and aspects of Roman history; b) awareness of the relationship between politics and socio-economic dynamics in Roman society; c) ability in examining and interpreting texts and sources related to the topic of the course.
Course with no prerequisites.
Formal lessons on the topic of the course - Analysis of classical texts, presented during the classes in original language and with a translation provided.
Course title: "Outlines of Roman History". - CONDITIONS of REGISTRATION and ATTENDANCE: Students are required to register during the first 2 weeks of classes - Classes are mandatory (2/3 at least) and monitored closely.
Type of Assessment
Final oral examination through questions and discussion about institutional questions and chronological aspects, aiming to test students' familiarity with the basic concepts of the discipline as well as their ability to interpret sources, to conceptualize, to evaluate and criticize received opinion, to present them through an appropriate vocabulary and clear and effective arguments.
"Outlines of Roman History" - The aim of the course is to give a profile on events and basic aspects of Roman Civilization and History from the origins to the late Empire (from the 8th century BCE to the 5th century CE), with special regard to the links between politics, society and economy, to the criteria of periodization, to the role played by some key-figures, through the analysis of classical sources related to the topics and the reading of modern and recent bibliography.