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Course DescriptionFoundation and development of the Roman state, including the rise and decline of the Roman Republic and the establishment and fall of the Empire, with emphasis on its political, economic, social, and cultural achievements.

Section XM81W
Mondays 6:00 – 8:40 p.m.
Room CA-210

Office Hours
Mon., Wed. 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Room CA-292

course documents

Syllabus PDF HTML
Schedule PDF HTML
De Roma (The Reader) PDF HTML
Examining Primary Sources PDF HTML
Sample Proposal PDF HTML

Position Paper

Position Paper Assignment PDF HTML
Position Paper - Specifics   HTML
Position Paper - Structure   HTML
Approaches to Research   HTML
Formulating a Thesis   HTML
Supporting your Argument   HTML
Citations: Footnotes and Bibliographies PDF HTML


Maps of Italy/Roman Empire   HTML
Assemblies and Magistrates   HTML
Timeline - Wars in Italy   HTML
Timeline - Mediterranean Wars   HTML
Timeline - West and East   HTML
Timeline - Gracchi/Marius/Sulla   HTML
Notes on Quizzes 3-5 PDF  
Notes on Quizzes 7-8 PDF  
Final Review Topics PDF HTML

booksOne book is required for the course, plus a Reader that will be provided.

(1) The Textbook:
Potter, David.
Ancient Rome: A New History.
New York: Thames & Hudson, 2009.
ISBN: 978-0-500-28786-6.

The book is available from Lehman College Bookstore, either in person or at their online bookstore.
Available from online booksellers (see Amazon link below). Make sure to allow time for delivery.

(2) The Reader:
De Roma: Excerpts from Ancient Writers About Rome.

Photocopies of the Course Reader will be provided during the first class meeting.
For the online PDF and HTML versions, see links at left.

Here is the new link to the Lehman College Bookstore online.