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ROMAN HISTORY

CODE 64868
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ANT/03
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The knowledge of Roman history is essential and implicitly obvious in a degree course in literature, both for those who want to deepen the classical disciplines, and for those who are directed to issues and interests on periods less distant in time or closer to us. In fact, it is a fundamental period for the development of the civilization in which we live.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The educational objectives, within the framework of the Bachelor's Degree in Literature, aim to acquire the following knowledge, skills and abilities: - possess a basic knowledge of the historical development of the Roman world, the main events and the foundations of its civilization, inserted in the context of the ancient history of the Mediterranean world; - to reach the methodological and technical skills necessary to face the documentary bases of Roman history, with particular reference to literary and epigraphic texts, without neglecting the archaeological evidence and the contribution of the documentary sciences; - knowing how to orientate in bibliographic research and know how to update it through the use of research tools; - recognize the essential characteristics - political, economic, social, religious - of the Roman world and the main evolutionary lines, in a diachronic and synchronic sense, of political institutions through the analysis of the surviving documentation.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    As for the students who must acquire 6 CFU, it is necessary to know the Roman history from its origins to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

    Students who must acquire 9 CFU, to this knowledge must add that of literary sources etc. thanks to which we are able to reconstruct the evolution of Rome from the year of its foundation.

    PREREQUISITES

    An even generic knowledge of the historical reality in which the foundation of Rome is inserted.

    Useful though not essential is the knowledge of Latin.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons will be held in person.
    It is required the drafting of a short in-depth text written on a topic of your choice inherent to the program carried out, which must be sent one week before the exam to which you intend to present.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Program for students who use teaching for 6 CFU:

    The historical picture: the events, society and Roman civilization from its origins to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The institutional and geographical framework: the organization of the Roman state and its functioning.

    Program for students who use teaching for 9 CFU:

    The historical picture: the events, society and Roman civilization from its origins to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The institutional and geographical framework: the organization of the Roman state and its functioning. Knowledge of literary sources etc. which provide information about the analyzed historical period.

    Program for students who use teaching for 3 CFU:

    Students who, having already taken the 6 or 9 CFU exam, need these credits in the perspective of teaching in secondary school, are kindly invited to contact the teacher to establish a program of integrative readings.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for students who use teaching for 6 CFU.

    A reading chosen from the following works:

    G. GERACI – A. MARCONE – C. SALVATERRA - A. CRISTOFORI, Storia romana, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2015.

    L. BESSONE - R. SCUDERI, Manuale di storia romana, IV edizione, Monduzzi editore, Bologna 2005.

    M. PANI - E. TODISCO, Storia romana. Dalle origini alla tarda antichità, Carocci editore, Roma 2008.

    A. MASTROCINQUE, Storia romana, UTET, Milano 2022.

     

    Bibliography for students who use teaching for 9 CFU.

    1) A reading chosen from the following works:

    G. GERACI – A. MARCONE – C. SALVATERRA - A. CRISTOFORI, Storia romana, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2015.

    L. BESSONE - R. SCUDERI, Manuale di storia romana, IV edizione, Monduzzi editore, Bologna 2005.

    M. PANI - E. TODISCO, Storia romana. Dalle origini alla tarda antichità, Carocci editore, Roma 2008.

    A. MASTROCINQUE, Storia romana, UTET, Milano 2022.

     

    2) A reading chosen from the following works:

    G. GERACI – A. MARCONE, Fonti per la storia romana, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2015.

    G. POMA, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009. 

     

    NB: The list of texts may undergo changes and therefore it is advisable, before purchasing and borrowing, to wait for the lessons to start and for the teacher to present the program.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA FEDERICA PETRACCIA (President)

    EMILIA MICHELAZZI

    LORENZO BORAGNO (Substitute)

    ELENA CIMAROSTI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    ROMAN HISTORY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam will test the acquiring of disciplinary material relative to Roman history.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The assessment of acquired knowledge takes place in oral form. The basic threshold requires a good knowledge of Roman history in all its historical development, with a clear critical and expositive capacity, contextualizing the topics under examination.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    All students who will attend the course MUST subscribe to both Aulaweb and the Facebook group "Unige - courses Petraccia 2021/22 or 2022/23". It is a closed group which can be accessed simply by indicating your own number of freshman.

    It is required to elaborate a brief text of in-depth study written on a subject as desired inherent to the planned program of Roman history.