The Roman Revolution W18 (CLAS*3010)
Code and section: CLAS*3010*01
Term: Winter 2018
Instructor: A. Sherwood
To acquaint the student with the problems facing Rome in this period, which saw the rapid
degeneration and failure of the Roman Republic and its subsequent transformation into an
Empire under the Principate of Augustus. Also to understand the historical causes that led to the
unification of the whole Mediterranean World under the rule of a single superpower: -Rome.
1) to become understand the importance and complexities of the Roman Republic
2) to become aware of the importance of primary documentation and its various (sometimes contradictory) interpretations by secondary authors
3) to become confident in your ability to read primary and secondary materials and to create your own critical interpretation of Republican culture.
Method of presentation:
Three (3) classroom hours