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Cornell University    
  Jan 21, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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CLASS 2682 - [History of Rome II]

(crosslisted) HIST 2671  
(HB) (HA-AS)      
Spring. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Open to first-year students. CLASS 2681  is not a prerequisite for CLASS 2682.


This course will examine the history of the Roman Empire from the beginnings of monarchy at Rome in the first century BCE to the fall of the Western Empire in the fifth century (476 CE). We will consider the creation and development of the imperial regime; explore military, social, and religious challenges to the hegemony of the Roman state; discuss the unity and diversity of Roman imperial culture; and try to understand the transformations of Roman society and culture down to the middle of the fifth century CE. Open to all, no prior knowledge needed

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