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HIS204: Classical Rome

This course surveys the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and the emergence of the Roman Empire. Central themes include Roman expansion, imperialism, politics and culture.

This course surveys the rise and fall of the Roman Republic and the emergence of the Roman Empire. Central themes include Roman expansion, imperialism, politics and culture. To supplement the text, students will read numerous primary sources. The course introduces and develops fundamental historical skills, particularly writing. Open to juniors and lowers who have not taken a 300-level history course.