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An introduction to the Roman Empire

This course will examine the four centuries in which the Roman Empire ruled the west and ask why it left such an enduring legacy.
Cory Saarinen, eLearning Team,Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley Cambridge CB23 8AQ,onlinecourses@ice.cam.ac.uk
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Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Humanities

Function : General

Trainer name : Dr Maty Matyszak

Starts on : 5th Jan 2015

Duration : 7 Weeks

Difficulty : Advanced

An introduction to the Roman Empire

This course will examine the four centuries in which the Roman Empire ruled the west and ask why it left such an enduring legacy. It will argue that the main success of the Roman Empire was to cause peoples from Egypt to Britain to believe that they were every bit as Roman as their conquerors. Thus we examine the evolution of an empire ruled by Rome to a very different kind of Roman Empire - an empire of Romans. It is because the people of the empire believed they were Romans that Rome lived on long after the military power once used to enforce imperial rule had withered away.

We will see how the Roman Empire was formed, and how it evolved. We examine the Empire in peace and in crisis and see not just how Rome influenced the peoples of the provinces, but also the contribution of the different civilizations ruled by Rome to the culture of the Empire as a whole. This course is broad in scope, and combines the latest developments in archaeology and historical thinking to provide an ideal introduction and overview of ancient Rome, what the empire meant to its subjects and what it still means to us today.

Aims of the course:
to introduce the Roman Empire to those new to the topic
to show how different Mediterranean civilizations merged into a single culture
to demonstrate the deep roots of the Roman empire in modern Europe
to teach collaborative working techniques in an online environment 

Outcomes:
understand the Roman empire as a political and social construct of huge consequence
understand methods of historical enquiry and debate

Schedule:

  • Orientation Week: 5-11 January 2015
  • Teaching Weeks: 12 January-15 February 2015
  • Feedback Week: 16-22 February 2015

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