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
176 Everson Hall

Discussion Sections:

 001  Staff  F 1:10-2:00P  192 Young Hall  36411
 002  Staff  F 2:10-3:00P  233 Wellman Hall  36412
 003  Staff  F 1:10-2:00P  167 Olson Hall  36413
 004  Staff  F 2:10-3:00P  1038 Wickson Hall  36414
 005  Staff  F 1:10-2:00P  1120 Hart Hall  36415
 006  Staff  F 2:10-3:00P  1120 Hart Hall  36416

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 (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)