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The Fall of the Roman Republic - AHIX110

This unit examines Roman history from 168 BC until the emergence of Augustus as Rome's 'First Man'. You will examine the effect upon Roman institutions of Rome's domination of the Mediterranean and investigate the rise of political instability and violence, which led to civil war, and the establishment of military autocracy. Particular attention will be paid to the changing expression of leadership qualities in Rome, the ideology of Rome's political class and evolving moral tradition. It is intended that at the end of this unit you will understand the ethos of the Roman Republic's political elite as it met Rome's changing circumstances; and understand the complex phenomenon of that Republic's failure at the very time of Rome's successful imperial expansion around the Mediterranean basin.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Lea Beness



NCCW(s): HST130, AHIS110, AHST103
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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