Lecture and Tutorial Program
Lecture 1: Introduction to the Course
Lecture 2: The Culture of Republican Rome
There are TUTORIALS in the first week but they will be introductory (no preparation required).
Lecture 1: The Rise of Rome I
Lecture 2: The Rise of Rome II
THERE ARE NO TUTORIALS THIS WEEK. Use the time to do your preparatory reading for next
week's tutorial topic on Rome's Destruction of Carthage and to familiarize yourself with the Unit
Guide and the AHIS1220 iLearn site.
Lecture 1: The Roman 'Constitution' & Roman Society
Lecture 2: The Roman 'Constitution' & Roman Society
Tutorial Discussion Topic: Rome's Destruction of Carthage
*The Self-Assessment Exercise is due this week.
Lecture 1: Scipio Aemilianus I
Lecture 2: Scipio Aemilianus II
Tutorial Discussion Topic: The Values and Goals of the Roman Nobility
Lecture 1: Problems facing Rome in the mid-2nd Century I (military)
Lecture 2: Problems facing Rome in the mid-2nd Century II (agrarian/slave)
Tutorial Discussion Topic: The Attitudes and Values of Cato the Elder
*The Preparatory (Documentation) Exercise is due this week.
Lecture 1: Problems facing Rome in the mid-2nd Century III (urban problems)
Lecture 2: Tiberius Gracchus (early career)
Tutorial Discussion Topic: The Introduction of the Secret Ballot
Lecture 1: Tiberius Gracchus (reform and revolution: the crisis of 133 BC)
Lecture 2: Essential Essay Preparation: an introduction to prosopography
Tutorial Discussion Topic: a discussion on the Ancient Source Dossier, Essay and Elogium
*(No preparation is required but don't miss this tutorial!)
MID-SESSION RECESS (two weeks)
Lecture 1: Archaeological Evidence for the Gracchan Land Program
Lecture 2: The Gracchan Aftermath: Punishments, Crisis and Politics
Tutorial Discussion Topic: The Latin Sources for Tiberius Gracchus
*The Ancient Source Dossier is due this week.
Lecture 1: Gaius Gracchus (early career and character)
Lecture 2: Gaius Gracchus (reform program)
Tutorial Discussion Topic: Greek Sources on the Deposition of M. Octavius and the Death of
Lecture 1: The assassination of Gaius Gracchus and the Rise of Marius
Lecture 2: The Extraordinary Military Career of Marius
Tutorial Discussion Topic: The Letter of Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi
Lecture 1: Saturninus and Political Violence
Lecture 2: The Italian Question and the Italian War
THERE ARE NO TUTORIALS THIS WEEK. You will be working on Assessment 4 (due this
*The Prosopographical Paper and Elogium are due this week.
Lecture 1: Sulla, Pompeius Strabo, Cinna and Civil War
Lecture 2: The Cinnan dominatio and the Return of Sulla
Tutorial Discussion Topic: Marius' Consular Speech and Plutarch's Life of Marius (in the first
part we return to the topic of Roman elite values and in the second we focus on historiography in
preparation for the examination).
Lecture 1: Sulla's Dictatorship
Lecture 2: Epilogue: from Sulla to Augustus
Tutorial Discussion Topic: Sulla's memoirs and Plutarch's Life of Sulla (This tutorial will also
focus on historiographical issues in preparation for the examination.)
Friday June 5th Last day of classes (Valete!)
Monday June 8th Examination Period begins (All the best!)
Friday June 26th Examination Period ends (Have a good break!)