Ancient Rome


History of Ancient Rome

Welcome to the course. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
This course explores the emergence of Rome as a community, a culture, an empire, and an idea, investigating questions like why Rome, Rome’s effect on the Mediterranean world, how Rome changed with the acquisition of empire, and more.

Announcements and updates will be posted on the Announcements page.

Grades are posted(29 May)
Grading page updated(28 May)
A textbook is required for this course.
  • The rest of the readings are all posted here on the course website.
Our class meetings are once a week, on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
  • These meetings are in person in Carman Hall room 209.
  • Students are expected to come to each class having done the readings listed on the Schedule page.
Your grade for this course will come from: Students can monitor their progress on the My Grades page.
This website is the syllabus for this course. Participation in this course includes adherence to the policies and expectations in this syllabus, including rules on
Helpful resources here on this site include: and more.
PDF versions exist for most pages—look for the printer icon at the top right of any page.
  • If you want a PDF version of the full syllabus to reference or print, click here or go to the Print/PDF page.
  • There’s also a site map to help you find what you need.
Questions? Email me at
  • Or come to my office hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 5:45 in Carman Hall room 292.