This unit examines two of the most well documented periods in classical antiquity: the last century of the Roman Republic and the first century of the Roman Empire. The social, cultural, and political turmoil of this era is viewed through the lens of literary, archaeological, epigraphic, and numismatic sources. Our exploration begins with the revolutionary socioeconomic reforms of the Gracchi brothers and ends with the tumultuous reign of the emperor Nero.
|Unit name||The Fall of the Roman Republic|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr. Jayne Knight
Dr. Jayne Knight
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Describe the major events and developments of the late Roman Republic (133-27 BCE).
- Distinguish between primary and secondary sources of evidence for the study of Roman history and describe how they are used by ancient historians.
- Evaluate a range of primary sources for the history of the late Republic (e.g. literary, epigraphic, material) using appropriate methodologies.
- Use primary sources to support an argument about a pre-approved topic in late Roman Republican history.
- Express intermediate-level analysis clearly in writing.
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Task 1: Weekly online quizzes, approx. 50-100 words (10%)
Task 2: Take-home exam (40%)
Task 3: Primary text analyses x3, 300 words each (15%)
Task 4: Major essay from provided topics, 1750 words (35%)
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