Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0272 (AF:250009 AR:155298)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of ROMAN HISTORY
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
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Being aware of the main issues related to the history of the Roman empire; knowing historical events and understanding their causes; acquiring the basic vocabulary of history and historiography; developing the principle and methods of historical research.
Having already studied Roman archaic and republican history (6 ECTS). Alternatively foreign students are invited to contact the course tutor.
Course title: Working on ancient sources. An outline of Roman imperial history.
Through the analysis of ancient documents (literary texts, inscriptions, coins, iconographic and archaeological sources) this course will provide an outline of the political, social, economic and religious history of the Roman world from the creation of the principate to the fall of the Western empire.
Programme for students attending the course (6 ECTS):
- class notes;
- G. CRESCI MARRONE, F. ROHR VIO, L. CALVELLI, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014, pp. 203-379 (from chapter 12 to chapter 23 included).

Students who cannot attend classes must contact the course tutor beforehand.

Literature in English, French, Spanish, or German can be provided to foreign students upon request.
Oral interview usually based on 2-3 questions (one on the handbook, one on the ancient sources examined in class, one on classnotes)
Regular class sessions. Class attendance is highly recommended.
Students who attend this course will be entitled to take part to the seminar activities, stages and training courses organised by the Roman History and Classics faculty during the two terms (the calendar of activities will be provided in class and on the Ca' Foscari website). Students who attend two courses of Roman History and/or Latin Epigraphy will also be entitled to participate to a three-day field trip to Rome that will presumably take place in Spring 2018.
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
Last update of the programme: 05/11/2017