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Introduction to Roman History: The Republic in Crisis - AHIS110

This unit concerns itself with the beginnings of the so-called Roman Revolution, paying special attention to the period from 168 BCE (the battle of Pydna) to Sulla's dictatorship. The main questions will be how and why the traditional political order was challenged and finally overrun by violence, leading to military autocracy and the radical transformation of the Republic. Larger social and economic developments in Italy and the Mediterranean and the distinctive features of the moral and political thought of the period will also be considered. The course is largely a study of the Roman nobility and its members' response to change and crisis.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Lea Beness
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Corequisites:

NCCW(s): AHST103, AHIX110
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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