CNRC 1003: World of Rome

3 CreditsHistorical Perspectives

In this course we will ask ourselves: why does ancient Rome refuse to go away? What is it about ancient Rome that has captured the imaginations of Shakespeare and the framers of the U.S. Constitution as well as HBO, Hollywood, and the video game industry? The course examines the world of ancient Rome from early Etruscan and eastern origins to the emergent Christian Rome of later antiquity. We will study the diverse mix of cultures in this vast multi-ethnic empire that spanned from the Near East and Africa to Europe. As we chart the rise of this ancient superpower, we will examine Roman imperialism, colonialism, and the dynamics of cultural identity. Through art, literature, and archeology we will explore politics, religions, slavery and social structures, gender and sexuality, sports and entertainment, economics and trade, as well as the rhythms of daily life.

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