Roman History

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of Roman history and the tools necessary to understand the main aspects (political, economic, social and religious) of Roman civilization from the archaic age to late antiquity.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired the knowledge of the political-institutional, socio-economic and cultural development of Roman history, from the foundation of the city to the end of the Western Empire. They shall also be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Roman History
Part A: From the Origins to the 2nd century BCE
Part B: From the Gracchi to the early Principate
Part C: The Third Century
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
ATTENDING STUDENTS
- Programme for 6 cfu
1) Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
2) Textbook: G. Geraci - A. Marcone, Storia romana, EDITIO MAIOR, Firenze, "Le Monnier" 2017

- Programme for 9 cfu
1) Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
2) Textbook: G. Geraci - A. Marcone, Storia romana, EDITIO MAIOR, Firenze, "Le Monnier" 2017
3) Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Bologna, Il Mulino
- J. Thornton, Polibio, Roma, Carocci
- G. Cresci Marrone, Marco Antonio, Roma, Salerno
- U. Roberto, Il nemico indomabile. Roma contro i Germani, Bari, Laterza
- S. Giorcelli Bersani, L'impero in quota. I Romani e le Alpi, Torino, Einaudi
- F. Jacques - J. Scheid, Roma e il suo impero. Istituzioni, economia, religione, Bari, Laterza


NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
- Programme for 6 cfu
1) Textbook: G. Geraci - A. Marcone, Storia romana, EDITIO MAIOR, Firenze, "Le Monnier" 2017
2) F. Jacques - J. Scheid, Roma e il suo impero. Istituzioni, economia, religione, Bari, Laterza
3) J. Thornton, Polibio, Roma, Carocci
- Programme for 9 cfu
1) Textbook: G. Geraci - A. Marcone, Storia romana, EDITIO MAIOR, Firenze, "Le Monnier" 2017
2) F. Jacques - J. Scheid, Roma e il suo impero. Istituzioni, economia, religione, Bari, Laterza
3) J. Thornton, Polibio, Roma, Carocci

4) Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
- A. Giardina, L'uomo romano, Bari, Laterza
- G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Bologna, Il Mulino
- G. De Sanctis, La religione a Roma, Roma, Carocci
- F. Carlà - A. Marcone, Economia e finanza a Roma, Bologna, Il Mulino
- G. Brizzi, Ribelli contro Roma. Gli schiavi, Spartaco, l'altra Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino
- S. Giorcelli Bersani, L'impero in quota. I Romani e le Alpi, Torino, Einaudi
- G. Zecchini, Il pensiero politico romano, Roma, Carocci
- U. Roberto, Il nemico indomabile. Roma contro i Germani, Laterza
- A. Galimberti, Caracalla, Salerno

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy and clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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