Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire
This course is a study of Roman history from the land reforms of the Gracchi brothers (130s and 120s BCE) to the death of Nero (68 CE). Particular attention is paid to understanding the causes of the fall of the republican form of government and rise of a monarchical regime under Julius Caesar and Augustus. Other themes include the role of the army and religion in politics, and the Senate and other republican institutions as agents of stability or change. Students may not retain credit for both ANCS 4427 and ANCS 3427. PREREQ: 9 cr ANCS courses or instructor's permission (lec/sem 3, cr 3).