Ancient Rome

Course Overview Fall 2011

Teacher: Mr. Nick Blais

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This course is a semester-long elective course. This class will cover material from the dawn of the Roman Republic around 500 B.C.E. to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire around 478 C.E. This course will study the lifestyles, cultures, and beliefs of the Roman era and will study how these practices changed over the course of Roman history. Individuals that will be discussed include, but are not limited to, Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Cleopatra, and Hadrian. Events such as the Gothic Invasion, the Punic Wars, the creation of the Empire, and the Christian conversion will also be discussed. Lastly this course will study the engineering achievements, government structures, cultural exchanges, and social norms of the Roman Era.

Units Covered:

The Early Republic

The Punic Wars

Decline of the Republic

Important Romans and Emperors

The People and Culture of Rome