Final oral exam
Knowledge of Roman history, from the founding of Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, through the use of literary and epigraphic and archaelogical sources. Knowledge of institutions and society with particular reference to the Republican and Imperial age.
The Latium before Rome; The origins of Rome and the Rome of the Kings; The transition between Monarchy and Republic; Internal conflicts; The conquest of Latium and Italy; The war with Carthage; The expansion in the Mediterranean; Economy and society in the age of imperialism; The Gracchi and the agrarian question; The age of revolution and the crisis of republican institutions; Augustus and the imperial solution; The Flavian age; The principate adoptive: economy, society and institutions; The Severi and anarchy of the third century; The reformed Empire: Diocletian and Constantine. The division of the empire: from the Constantinidi to Theodosius; The Church in the society and culture in the Lower Empire; The Empire and the Roman-barbarian kingdoms.
Giovannella Cresci Marrone, Francesca Rohr Vio; Lorenzo Calvello, Roma antica. Storia e Documenti, Bologna, Il Mulino 2014.
Additional texts for non-attending students
To be agreed with the teacher
30 hours face to face; use of sources and thematic maps; power point; seminars on specific topics.