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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 19, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ANCH 066. Rome and Late Antiquity

This course will consider the history of the Roman Empire from its near collapse in the third century C.E. through the "conversion" of Constantine and the foundation of Constantinople to the sack of Rome by Alaric the Visigoth in 410 C.E. Topics will include the social, political, and military aspects of this struggle for survival as well as the religious and cultural conflicts between pagans and the Christian church and within the Church itself. Principal authors will include Eusebius, Athanasius, Julian the Apostate, Ammianus Marcellinus, Ambrose, and Augustine.
Social sciences.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
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