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Cornell University    
  Feb 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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CLASS 2681 - [History of Rome I]

(crosslisted) HIST 2670  
(HB) (HA-AS)      
Fall. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Open to first-year students.


Rome’s beginnings and the Roman Republic. The course is a general introduction to Roman history from the foundation of Rome in the middle of the eighth century bc to the end of the Republic (31 bc). It is the first part of a two-semester survey of Roman history up to the deposition of the last Roman emperor in the West (476 ad). Examines the rise of Rome from a village in Italy to an imperial power over the Mediterranean world and considers the political, economic, and social consequences of that achievement.

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