Lectures, specialistic libraries, how to use the main instruments for the study of the Roman history.
Course contents summary
title: "Introduction to the study of the Roman history"
The course has two parts.
MODULO A (6 CFU), First part of the second semester. Introduction to general aspects of the ancient history and especially of the Roman history. the lessos will deal with the following topics: sources of ancient history, methods and instruments for the use of data, geographical environmente of the ancien world, the ancient city., The origins of Rome and the archaic insititutions; the census, the ager publicus populi Ropmani, centuriatio,, colonization, municipia after the Social War, the sociologica meaning of status and ordo, patricians, plebeians, clients; the Roman historiography during the Republic.
MODULO B (6 CFU), Second part of the second semester. Introduction to the Roman empire. Augustus, the making and the ideology of the Principate. The relationship of different powers: emperos, senate, people, army, provinces. The spreading of the Roman citizenship up to the consititutio antoniniana l'estensione della cittadinanza fino alla constitutio Antoniniana; civic insitution in the East and West. third century crisis and later empire; the Roman historiography during the empire.
G. Geraci-A. Marcone "Storia romana", Le Monnier, Firenze 2011;
G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010
Lectures, power-point, ancient sources, readings
Assessment methods and criteria