L-ANT/03 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Detailed Course Content

- the origins of Rome and the monarchical age: relationships with the Etruscan world and other peoples of the Italian peninsula;

- Republican Rome: social, political and religious organization;

- expansionism in the Mediterranean basin;

- Imperial Rome: social and political organization of the Principate;

- the third century: economic problems and social dynamics;

- Christianity and imperial power;

- the bureaucratization in Late Antiquity;

- the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Textbook Information

A. The documentary basis of Roman history (1 CFU).

The student will make a choose between these books:

- G. Zecchini, Il pensiero politico romano. Dall’età arcaica alla Tarda Antichità, Roma La Nuova Italia Scientifica 1997, pp. 11-113 or pp. 69-170.

- G. Poma (a cura di), Le fonti per la storia antica, Bologna Il Mulino 2008, pp. 7-40; 115-158; 175-192; 215-236.


B. Knowledge of Roman history from its origins to the Late Empire: thematic units and historiographical issues (5 CFU).

The student will choose one of these books:

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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