Caesar, Cicero and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Caesar, Cicero and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Classics, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A previous course in Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History or permission of the Instructor.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The Roman Republic traditionally began in 509 and lasted until the dictatorship of Julius Caesar (46-44). This course concentrates on the last fifty years of the Republic down to 42 when the Republican forces were finally defeated at Philippi. Emphasis is given to reading and analyzing primary texts (in translation) with particular importance given to the works of Cicero and Caesar.

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