Power and the People in Imperial Rome

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power and the People in Imperial Rome

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, European Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The Roman empire reached its greatest extent in the first and second centuries AD, when at the height of its power it governed territories from Syria to Spain, and from Scotland to the Sahara desert. This module focuses on the nature of Roman government and society in the imperial period, looking closely both at those who exercised Roman power and authority and those who experienced it or who set out to oppose it. The module, however, seeks to move beyond simplistic models of rulers and ruled, or of
    ?imperialism? and ?Romanisation?; instead it makes use of a diverse range of sources from across the empire as a way of identifying the exercise of social, economic and political power at multiple levels of Roman society and in even the farthest reaches of the Roman world.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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