|Effective: Fall 2011|
|HIST 16H||HONORS INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ROME||4 Unit(s)|
|Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Advisory: HIST 4A or equivalent; not open to students with credit in HIST 16.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: Social & Behavioral Sciences Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Student Learning Outcomes -|
|Enhanced comprehensive study of Roman history from the founding of Rome to the reign of Constantine. Emphasis upon the political, social, economic development in the Late Republic and Empire. Consideration of literature, art, architecture, texts in translation. As an honors course, it is a full seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class lectures, group discussions and interactions.|
|Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|Seminar room with tables, media enhanced, with computer and full VHS, DVD. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|Methods of Evaluation -|
|Representative Text(s) -|
|Suggested Readings and Texts: |
Boardman, John, Jasper Griffith, and Oswyn Murray. The Roman World. Oxford, 1988 (reprinted 1996).
Boren, Henry C. Roman Society. 2nd ed., Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1992.
Bowman, Alan. Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Crawford, Michael. The Roman Republic. Hassocks: Harvester Press, 1978.
Crook, J. A. Crook. Law and Life of Rome, 90BC-AD212. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982.
Dando-Collins, Stephen. Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome. New York: John Wiley, 2002.
Goldsworth, Adrian. The Complete Roman Army. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2003.
Goodman, Martin. The Roman World, 44 BC ‚ƒì AD 180. London, England: Routledge, 1997.
Hildinger, Erik. Swords Against the Senate: The Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the Republic. New York: DaCapo Press, 2002.
Matyszak, Philip. The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun. London: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
Nardo, Don. Women of Ancient Rome. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent Books, 2003.
Potter, David and David Mattingly. Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire. Ann Arbor, 1999.
Scare, Chris. Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome. London: Penguin, 1995.
Shelton, Jo-Ann. As the Romans Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History. 2nd ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Ward-Perkins, Bryan. The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Texts, biographies of the major Emperors
Focus on Original Sources, including:
Caesar. The Gallic War. Translated by Carolyn Hammond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Catullus. The Poems of Catullus. Translated by Peter Whigham. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966 [oft. rept.].
Cicero. Selected Political Speeches. Translated by Michael Grant. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969 [revised 1973, often reprinted].
Lucretius. On the Nature of the Universe. Translated by Ronald Latham. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958 [rept.].
Livy. The Early History of Rome. Translated by Aubrey de S?©lincourt. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960 [often reprinted].
Vergil. The Aeneid of Virgil. Verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum. New York: Bantam Books, 1981 (1971).
Passages in translation from Josephus, Tacitus, Plutarch, Suetonius, Juvenal, Petronius.
Research Tools: Journals, Texts in Translation, Time Line for Roman History, Guide to Roman Names. The Fordham Paul Hasall web site for literature in translation. All the original sources on the Web.
|Method of Instruction -|
|Taught as a seminar, lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Field work, Oral presentations, Independent study, Demonstrations |
|Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|Each student reads original sources, thematic material (like war in the Empire), each student "becomes" a particular emperor or statesman or general, presents lecture or paper to seminar colleages. 20 page essay exam. |