Roman History

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at strengthening and increasing students' preparation of the history of ancient Rome by focusing on the most significant periods and moments of Roman history and thanks to the analysis of ancient historiographical and epigraphical sources.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: upon successful completion of the course the students will acquire a detailed knowledge of the history of ancient Rome.

Skills: thanks to the analysis of ancient sources, the students are also expected to acquire critical and methodological instruments useful to the reconstruction and interpretation of the most meaningful moments of the history of Rome. They are also expected to develop analytical and critical abilities as to problems of a historiographical nature as well as adequate language and appropriate related vocabulary.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Training activities for academic year 2021/2022 will be delivered in presence and on line.
Course syllabus
Title of the course
The Golden Age of the Antonines (60 hours; 9 cfu)

Part A: (20 hours; 3 cfu): The Antonine dynasty
Part B (20 hours; 3 cfu): The golden age of the Antonines
Part C (20 hours; 3 cfu): The end of the dynasty

The course is organized into three didactic parts.
The Part A aims at providing the students with a comprehensive picture of the Antonine dynasty.
The Part B will subsequently focus on the most peculiar aspects of Hadrian's and Antoninus Pius' principates; thanks to the analysis of literary sources and epigraphic documents a specific attention will be devoted to themes related to the administration of the Empire, both in internal and external policy.
The Part C will analyse the end of the dynasty and conclude the course by tracing the most important issues that regarded the history of Rome in the second half of the 2nd century AD.

International or Erasmus incoming students are kindly requested to contact the teacher of the course. Also students with disabilities should contact the teacher of the course, in order to discuss alternative examination methods, in agreement with the competent Office.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites for admission.
Teaching methods
During the course a selection of excerpts from ancient historians and authors will be analysed, the most interesting of which will be made available on Ariel. On the one hand, the course will offer a wide knowledge of the political and historical issues that characterized the history of Rome in the second century AD; on the other hand, it aims to stimulate and to encourage independent critical reflection and debate on the examined questions, by focusing on issues and themes that arise from the analysis of ancient sources.
The students are strongly encouraged to ask questions and to convey their own observations on the themes under examination.
Furthermore, scholars from other universities will be invited to contribute to the course, with a view to offering different views on the themes discussed in class and thus further stimulating the reflection on themes and issues of the historical period under analysis.
Teaching Resources
Teaching Resources
Bibliographical references for attending students:

Unit A
1) Handbook:
For students who did not take the exam of Roman History in the undergraduate programme:
G. Geraci, A. Marcone, Storia Romana. Editio maior. Le Monnier (entire book)
For students who already took the exam of Roman History in the undergraduate programme:
E. Gabba et alii, Introduzione alla Storia di Roma, Led (pp. 11-170; pp. 233-445)
2) Lesson notes

Unit B
1) A. Garzetti, L'impero romano da Tiberio agli Antonini (pp. 393-487)
or
A. Schiavone, Lo storia spezzata, Laterza
2) Lesson notes

Unit C
1) A. Garzetti, L'impero romano da Tiberio agli Antonini (pp.493-571)
or
A. Fraschetti, Marco Aurelio, Laterza
2) F. Cenerini, Dive e donne. Mogli, madri, figlie e sorelle di imperatori da Augusto a Commodo, Angelini Ed. Imola
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final test will consist of an oral examination, in which students will be assessed with regard to knowledge of the handbook and of the other suggested texts. The capacity of framing events, themes and figures of the history of Rome into a coherent discourse will be especially assessed. Attending students are expected to thoroughly know the themes that will be treated during the course.
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
Professor(s)