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.
Catalog chapter: Classics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics
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