To show the main phases of the history of ancient Sicily; to promote a proper use of literary, epigraphical and numismatic fonts; to present the most important theories of modern scholars about the main themes of the history of ancient Sicily; to provide instruments and methods to study and to process historical data.
Fonts about the history of ancient Sicily; greek settlements in Sicily; Sicilian tyrants; the democratical interlude; Dionysius the Elder and his successors; Timoleon in Sicily; Agathocles’ reign; Sicily during the Punic wars; the first Roman province; Sicily as Rome’s granary; Sicily in the second century B.C.; Verres’ gouvernment; Sicily in the first century B.C.; Sextus Pompey, Octavian and Sicily; Sicily in the Augustan age; Roman emperors and Sicily; Sicilian latifundia under the Roman empire; Sicily from the fourth to the sixth century A.D.
General course: Sicily from the Archaic age to the Roman age
L. Braccesi- G. Millino, La Sicilia greca, Carocci, Roma 20103.
C. Soraci, La Sicilia romana, Roma 2016.
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