Ancient Rome: An Introduction

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient Rome: An Introduction

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to fundamental aspects of Roman history, literature and culture from its mythological beginnings to the fall of the Western Empire. Students will examine key figures in Roman history: Hannibal, Spartacus, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Nero and Constantine and come to an understanding of the key periods and events in Roman history. We will also explore important aspects of Roman cultural life and social organization, looking at Roman religious practices, slavery, marriage and the family, and the rise of Christianity. Students will be introduced to Roman literature through the study of some key texts in translation: Livy's history, a Plautus comedy, a speech of Cicero, Virgil's Aeneid and Suetonius' Nero

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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