This unit examines one of the most well documented periods in classical antiquity: the last century of the Roman Republic. We view the social, cultural, and political turmoil of this era through the lenses of ancient literary sources and modern scholarship. We analyse how ancient Romans perceived and represented the transformative changes and extraordinary individuals of the late Republic and interrogate how historiographical approaches towards this period have evolved since the 19th century. Our exploration begins with the sweeping socioeconomic impacts of the Punic Wars and ends with the reign of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.
|Unit name||The Fall of the Roman Republic|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jayne Knight|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the major events and developments of the late Roman Republic
- Analyse a range of primary and secondary sources for the history of the late Roman Republic using appropriate methodologies
- Use primary sources to support an argument about the late Roman Republic.
- Express analysis of ancient sources and modern scholarship on the late Roman Republic clearly in writing
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Weekly online quizzes (10%)|2 primary text analyses (15%)|Major essay or Classics at Work project (35%)|Take-home exam (40%)|
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