Credits: 3 A study of Rome from the foundation of the empire by Augustus until the sack of the city of Rome and the empire’s demise. Students examine the Julio-Claudian and succeeding emperors, political intrigue in the imperial court, the development of an imperial mindset and responses to it in the provinces, the multiculturalism of the empire, social and political institutions, the evolution of Roman culture, the rise of Christianity and the end of the empire. Special emphasis is given to the study of the ancient sources: literary, historiographic, archaeological, and numismatic.
Note(s): (Fulfills social sciences requirement.) M. Arnush