Knowledge of Roman history, from the founding of Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire with focus on the Imperial age. Knowledge of the relative sources and institutions, particularly in the Republican and Imperial Ages.
The Romans and their historiography; historical documentation and reconstruction; epigraphic documents; new directions in Archaeological research. italic origins, the Etruscans; the origins of Rome; the conquest of Italy; expansio to the Mediterranean; the age of revolution. Augustus and the imperial solution; the Flavian and Antonine dynasties; the military empire: the Severans and the anarchy of the III century. The decline and recovery of the Empire; the trnasformation of the ancient world. The Roman Provinces. Institutional aspects of Roman history.
CLEMENTE G., Guida alla storia romana, Milano, Oscar Studio Mondadori 2008.
BRIZZI G., Storia di Roma, 1. Dalle origini ad Azio, Bologna, Pàtron editore 1997.
GRANT M., Gli imperatori romani. Storia e segreti, Roma, Newton&Compton 2005.