LATN 036. Livy and Early Rome


In this course, we will read Livy's account of the origins of the city of Rome, from the Italic myth of the quarrel that pitted Romulus against Remus to the foundation of the Roman Republic and the early years of its development. Along the way, students will familiarize themselves with key works of Livian scholarship, as well as the fundamentals of the archaeology of early Latium. A primary focus of the course will be to assess the historicity of Livy's version of early Roman history by comparing the written record with epigraphical, archaeological, and alternative literary sources.  This course may be taken with LATN 036A for a 2-credit preparation by permission of the instructor.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Spring 2022. Mahoney.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics


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