CLCIV 376 - Emperors of Rome
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the literary and artistic evidence for the ways that the Romans conceived of their system of government between Julius Caesar and Theodosius. Readings include select works of Caesar, Suetonius, Cassius Dio, Tacitus, Marcus Aurelius, Eusebius (Life of Constantine), speeches in praise of emperors (Pliny's Panegyric and select speeches from the Latin Panegyrics), Ammianus Marcellinus, and some of the writings of the emperor Julian, including his Caesars and his Letter to the Athenians. Since the essential issue in this course is how the most successful super power in the ancient world worked (and where it failed), the topic is relevant to any students interested in how great powers work.

CLCIV 376 - Emperors of Rome
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
46076
Open
73
 
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
46078
Open
6
 
-
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
46079
Open
8
 
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
46080
Open
8
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
46081
Open
13
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
46082
Open
1
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
46084
Open
12
 
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 978-050028786
Ancient Rome: A New History, Author: David Potter, Publisher: Thames and Hudson FIRST 2009
Required
ISBN: 0140455167
The Twelve Caesars, Author: Suetonius, Publisher: Penguin REVISED 2007
Required
ISBN: 019282421X
The annals : the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, Author: Tacitus ; translated by J.C. Yardley ; with an introduction and notes by Anthony A. Barrett., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0140449647
The histories, Author: Cornelius Tacitus., Publisher: Penguin 2009
Required
ISBN: 0199540624
The civil war, Author: Julius Caesar ; translated with an introduction and notes by John Carter., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0140444068
The later Roman Empire (A.D. 354-378), Author: Ammianus Marcellinus ; selected and translated by Walter Hamilton ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill., Publisher: Penguin Books 1986
Required
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