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Unit name The Fall of the Roman Republic
Unit code HTC242
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the major events and developments of the late Roman Republic (133-27 BCE).
  2. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources of evidence for the study of Roman history and describe how they are used by ancient historians.
  3. Evaluate a range of primary sources for the history of the late Republic (e.g. literary, epigraphic, material) using appropriate methodologies.
  4. Use primary sources to support an argument about a pre-approved topic in late Roman Republican history.
  5. Express intermediate-level analysis clearly in writing.




25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College


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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (consisting of 2 x 30-minute lectures, with a 30-minute group discussion following each)

Off Campus:
Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
2 x 30-minute lecture recordings weekly
4 x 2-hour Web Conference (discussion-based)


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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