Classics 003. Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (4 units)

imageClassics 003. Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (4 units)
Rex Stem

MWF 12:10-1:00P
1003 Giedt Hall

Discussion Sections:

 001  William Dan  F 1:10-2:00P  1038 Wickson Hall  62273
 002  William Dan  F 2:10-3:00P  1038 Wickson Hall  62274
 003  Arielle Hardy  F 1:10-2:00P  167 Olson Hall  62275
 004  Arielle Hardy  F 2:10-3:00P  167 Olson Hall  62276
 005  Connor Jennings  F 1:10-2:00P  1120 Hart Hall  62277
 006  Connor Jennings  F 2:10-3:00P  163 Olson Hall  62278

Course Description: This course will survey the culture, history, literature, and thought of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire. The structure will be chronological, from the development of Rome's identity and empire to its domination of the Mediterranean world to its eventual transformation into a Christian and Medieval world. This chronological framework will also incorporate social attitudes, daily life and entertainment, and some of the highlights of Roman literature.

Requirements: Participation in a discussion section (with some writing), two midterms and a final exam.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.


  • The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature, edited by Peter E. Knox and J.C. McKeown  (Oxford University Press, 2013)


Thomas R. Martin, Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian  (Yale University Press, 2013)