Introduction to Roman History

Module code: AH1551

Module co-ordinator: Dr Jack Lennon

There is a wealth of historical material relating to the Roman Republic and Empire, and this module guides us through the key texts showing how they allow us to build up a detailed picture not only of the narrative history of Rome itself, but also of the lives of the people of Rome and the Roman world. You will consider the main political events and their implications and repercussions. Then the module looks at what the texts can tell us about such things as household structures and relationships and the differences between living in towns and cities and the countryside.

Learning

This module is studied by distance learning. Teaching materials will include a module handbook and set readings, some of which may be delivered through the University's virtual learning environment Blackboard.

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)