ANCH 030. History and Archaeology of the Early Roman Empire
This course is an introduction to the history and archaeology of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Republic through the Antonine Age (50 BCE-192 CE). Major themes include the political, economic, social and cultural impact of the Roman Empire; the material, visual and spatial manifestations of power; the homogeneity and diversity of Roman imperial culture; and the changing relationship between the state and society. We will draw on a wide range of evidence to explore these themes, focusing mainly on the close reading of works of ancient literature and the study of ancient artifacts and monuments. Key authors include Petronius, Suetonius, Tacitus and Apuleius.
Catalog chapter: Classics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics
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