Roman Army

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Roman Army

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Classics, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This is an introductory course to all aspects of the Roman army. Chronologically it follows the development of the army from the beginning of the Republic until its demise at the end of the Empire. The course will draw on both archeological and textual information. Much of the course materia will focus on the provinces, especially the western provinces, where there is abundant evidence of military camps. The course will also cover military tactics, equipment and daily life in the army. There may be class visits to suitable on-site locations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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