Roman History

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the general outlines of Roman history and the scientific and methodological tools that are necessary for understanding the main (political, economic, social, and religious) aspects of Roman civilization from the Archaic period to Late antiquity.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the political, institutional, socio-economic, and cultural development of the History of Rome in its fundamental lines, from the foundation of Rome to the end of the Western empire.
- Recognize the fundamental vocabulary of Roman history in its historical evolution.
- Identify space-time relationships between the development of philosophy and the historical context in the analysis of the complex dynamics of the Roman world.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Employ the acquired information and knowledge to place the most representative events and characters in their chronological and geographical contexts.
- Explain political, institutional, economic, religious issues in a clear and effective way.
- Employ the fundamental methodological tools (including IT instruments) of historical investigation.
- Identify the relationships between philosophy and historical knowledge in the analysis and discussion of texts and issues.

Making judgements
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Express an appropriate autonomy of judgment in discussing the main issues of the history of Rome and in understanding and interpreting a source by employing knowledge and skills acquired during the course.

Learning skills
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- Use the sources and the basic bibliographic and IT tools for historiographic research in an autonomous and appropriate way.
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
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica
L-ANT/03 - ROMAN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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