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1 Introductions; Prehistoric Italy
2 Etruscans and Greeks in Pre-Roman Italy Romans ch.1;
L&R
I, Introduction p. 1-19 # 1,2
3 Early Rome Romans ch.2;
L&R
I, # 4, 5, 7, 8
4 Discussion: History and Myth
Reread L&R I, # 4, 5, 7, 8, Livy Book I
5 Early Roman Republic:  Senate, Magistrates, Assemblies Romans ch.3;
L&R I, 25, 27, 28, 38, 149
6 Conquest and Expansion in Italy
Romans ch.3; L&R I, # 14, 16, 18; Roman Organization of Italy pp. 88-89
7 From a City-State to the Mediterranean Empire: Rome's Wars with Carthage
Romans ch.4;
L&R I, #13, 57, 58, 63, 67
8 Discussion:  Roman Society and Roman Warfare
A. Goldsworthy, The Punic Wars
9 Rome’s Expansion into Greece and Eastern Mediterranean
Romans chapters 4 and 5; L&R I, #72, 75, 79, 80, 96, 171; (Oppian Law pp. 493-95),
10 The Reforms of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus Romans ch.5;
L&R I, #97, 98
11 Marius vs. Sulla:  Rome’s Social Wars Romans, ch. 6.  
L&R I, #101, 103.
12 Discussion:  Political Reforms of the Gracchi & Sulla – Pros and Cons Romans, ch. 7
L&R I, #104
13 The Rise of Pompey; Cicero’s Consulship Romans, ch. 7.
L&R I, #109, 131, 145, 147 (pp. 403-405).
14 Julius Caesar Romans, ch. 8.
L&R I, #85, 86, 107, 108, 110, 193.
15 Octavian, Antony, and Cleopatra
Romans, ch. 9 (through p. 179)
L&R I, #111, 113, 118.
16 Midterm Exam

17 Augustus and the Augustan Restoration
Romans, ch. 9, pp.  180-200.
L&R I, #194, 204
18 Augustus Part II
L&R #195, L&R II, #95
Vergil, Aeneid
19 The Julio-Claudians
Romans, ch. 10.
L&R II, #1 (pp. 1-3), 10 (Conquest of Britain pp. 35-37), 15 (pp. 50-55), 38, 98.
20 Discussion:  The Nature of the Principate D. Earl, The Age of Augustus
21 The Flavian Dynasty
Romans, ch. 11, pp. 222-227.
L&R II, #5, 11, 55, 135, 136.
22 The Zenith of the Roman Empire: 96-180 CE
Romans, ch. 11, pp. 227-246.
L&R II, 19, 20, 22 (Road Building pp. 72 – 75), 194 (pp. 628 – 29).
23 Discussion:  Epigraphy and Roman History Keppie, Understanding Roman Inscriptions (preview)
Handout on Emperors’ Inscriptions.
Father Sorin’s monument.
L&R II, #13, 14
24 The Rise of a Military Monarchy
Romans, ch. 12.
L&R II, #104 (and intro. 372-73), 106, 109, 115
25 Collapse and Recovery
Romans, ch. 13, pp. 273-284.
L&R II, #119 – 124 (pp. 413 – 428).
26 The Reign of Constantine
Romans, ch. 13, pp. 284-297.
L&R II, #125, 128, 133, 172 – 176 (pp. 571 – 582).
27 Discussion:  Are We Rome? pt 1
Cullen Murphy, Are We Rome?  The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America. (Chapters 1-3)
28 Discussion:  Are We Rome, pt 2
Cullen Murphy, Are We Rome?  The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America. (Chapters 4,5 and the Epilogue)
29 Final Exam

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Abbrev. Reading
Romans Boatwright, Gargola, and Talbert, A Brief History of the Romans. 2006.
L&R I Lewis and Reinhold, eds.,  Roman Civilization, Vols. I  3rd ed.  1990.
L&R II Lewis and Reinhold, eds.,  Roman Civilization, Vols. II.  3rd ed.  1990.
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