Lecture: General introduction to unit and third century background
Lecture: The Tetrarchy and the Rise to Power of Constantine.
Tutorial/Discussion: Eusebius and Lactantius: The Conversion of Constantine
Lecture: Constantine as Sole Emperor: AD 324-337
Lecture: The Sons of Constantine: Constantius II, Constantine II and Constans
Tutorial/Discussion: Athanasius, History of the Arians/Themistius, Oration on Rome & Constantinople
Lecture: The Emperor Julian
Lecture: The Theodosian "Revolution"
Tutorial/Discussion: Ammianus Marcellinus on the Battle of Adrianople
Week 7 No lectures or tutorials/discussions
Lecture: Church-State relations in the fifth century
Tutorial/Discussion: The sack of Rome
Lecture: Rome and the peoples outside the Empire - Persia and the "Barbarians"
Tutorial/Discussion: Theodoret’s Life of Simeon Stylites/Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite
Lecture: The last generation of the western Roman Empire and the Barbarian Kingdoms
Tutorial/Discussion: Paulinus of Pella, Thanksgiving/ Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters
Lecture: Theoderic "King" of Italy
Tutorial/Discussion: The History of Theoderic
Lecture: The emperor Anastasius and the early reign of Justinian
Tutorial/Discussion: Procopius & Malalas: The Nika Riots and Theodora
Lecture: Unit Summary
Tutorial/Discussion: No tutorials or discussions