This course examines the political and social systems and struggles that marked Rome's growth from a small city-state to a world empire. Through various sources (Roman works in translation and material evidence) we will focus on the development of Roman government and its transformation into an empire. We will also study several cultural, intellectual, and social aspects, including the impact of Christianity on the Roman Empire.
Three class hours per week.
Limited to 50 students. January term. Professor van den Berg.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to Amherst College students who are pre-registered for the course; then to students who attend the first three class sessions.
Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English