AP/HIST 3130 6.00
The Roman Revolution
The slow decline of the Roman Republican system offers historians one of, if not the, greatest and most detailed pictures of a government's collapse. In this course, we will study that collapse and what it can teach us about political compromise, competition, and conflict. Taking as a starting point the functioning Republic of the Punic Wars, we will continue through the (re?)foundation of monarchy two hundred years later. This was a period of extensive expansion abroad as well as intense strife at home; we will examine both types of conflict to gain a better understanding of the transformation of Roman society.