Undergraduate Course: The Roman World 1B: The Roman Empire (CLGE08004)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to the history and culture of Rome under the emperors. It will focus both on the city of Rome and its vast empire, from the Antonine Wall to the Euphrates.
The course will cover the political and social history of Rome from the death of Augustus to the late 3rd century AD, together with the material culture, monuments, art, literature and thought of the Romans during this period. Lectures will cover topics such the expansion of the empire, the Roman army, Roman religion, monuments of the city of Rome, Roman villas, and Roman poetry and drama, as well as the various imperial dynasties. Further topics and the sources for them will be explored in tutorials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2,500 word Essay (60%)
1,000 word Gobbet Commentary (40%)
You must attempt all elements of assessment to pass the course. If you have achieved a pass mark overall but fail to submit a coursework essay or the written exercise, you will be given a Force Fail result.
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can assess, analyse and criticise the various forms of ancient materials;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can compare and evaluate different approaches to and explanations of the ancient materials in the secondary sources and make critical choices between them;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can express their ideas and arguments clearly (in both oral and written form);
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can compare data from different sources and draw conclusions from them;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
| Alston, R. (1998) Aspects of Roman History, AD 14-117. London|
Boatwright, M.T., Gargola, D.J., Lenski, N., and Talbert, R.J.A. (2012) The Romans: From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire, ed. 2, New York and Oxford
Coulston, J. and Dodge, H., eds (2000) Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City. Oxford
Harrison, S.J. (2005) A Companion to Latin Literature, Malden, MA, and Oxford
Kraus, C.S. and A.J. Woodman (1997) Latin Historians. Oxford
Le Bohec, Y. (2000) The Imperial Roman Army. London
McKay, A.G. (1975) Houses, Villas and Palaces in the Roman World. Baltimore and London
Potter, D. (1998) Literary Texts and the Roman Historian, London
Potter, D. (2014) Rome in the Ancient World: From Romulus to Justinian, ed. 2, London
Wallace-Hadrill, A. (1983) Suetonius: The Scholar and his Caesars , London
Ward-Perkins, J. B. (1981). Roman Imperial Architecture. London
Woodman, A.J. (2009) The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus. Cambridge
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 5 week(s).
|Keywords||Roman World 1B
|Course organiser||Prof Eberhard Sauer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3587
|Course secretary||Ms Jenni Vento
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781