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CODE 65329
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ANT/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Knowledge of Roman history is essential and implicitly obvious in a degree course in Arts both for those who wish to analyse classical disciplines and those who are interested in themes and periods that are less removed. This is a fundamental period for the development of the civilisation in which we live.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objectives of the course in the context of the three-year degree in Arts are for students to acquire the following knowledge, competencies and abilities: - basic knowledge of the historical development of the Roman world, the main events and foundations of its civilisation in the context of the ancient history of the Mediterranean world; methodological competencies and techniques necessary to tackle the documentary basis of Roman history with particular reference to literary and epigraphic texts without neglecting archeological accounts and the contribution of documentary sciences; knowing how to navigate bibliographical research and know how it is updated by using research tools; recognising the essential characteristics - political, economic, social and religious - of the Roman world and the main evolutionary outlines of political institutions both diachronically and synchronically by analysing surviving documentation. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Intended learning outcomes of this course in the context of the three year degree (laurea triennale) in history are for students to acquire the following knowledge, competencies, abilities and skills:

    1. basic knowledge of the historical of the development of the Roman world, principal events and foundation of its civilization in the context of the ancient history of the Mediterranean, as well as the relationship to modern  geography;  

    2. methodological and technical competencies to confront  the basic documentation of Roman history, with particular attention to literary, epigraphical and archaeological sources;

     3. orientation in bibliographical research and how to supplement and support with additional sources;

     4. familiarity with the essential characteristics (political, economic, social, religious) of the Roman world and the principal lines of the evolution diachronically as well as synchronically of the political institutions utilizing surviving documentation;

For students taking the course for 9 and 12 cfu

    5. learning some of the peculiar features of the society of the Roman world and of particular aspects of its daily life, on the basis of its sources.

PREREQUISITES

Being fond of history. Teaching presupposes the ability to study manuals and texts independently. Knowledge of Latin is not essential to take the Roman History course. 

TEACHING METHODS

The course will take place with lectures, for a total of 72 hours (for the students attending the course for 12 cfu), 60 hours (9 cfu), 40 hours (6 cfu). For every class is foreseen the support of Power Point slides and richly detailed documentation made available with photocopies especially regarding literary sources (transalated into Italian). 

Lessons will be held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. Only those who attend lessons in presence will be deemed attending students. The teacher, upon specific request by single students, could allow them to access the recordings of the lessons via Teams.

Students are requested to register to the related course available in the ‘Aula web’.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students taking the course for 12 cfu 

Introductory framework: background sources. Historical framework: events, society and civilization from the origines to the Justinian era. Institutional and geographical framework: organisation of the Roman state and its functioning. Introduction to Roman antiquities: aspects of Roman daily life in Roma and in the Roman world.

Contents for students taking the course for 9 cfu

Introductory framework: background sources. Historical framework: events, society and civilization from the origines to the Justinian era. Institutional and geographical framework: organisation of the Roman state and its functioning. Introduction to Roman antiquities: some aspects of Roman daily life in Roma and in the Roman world.

Contents for students taking the course for 6 cfu

Introductory framework: background sources. Historical framework: events, society and civilization from the origines to the Justinian era. Institutional and geographical framework: organisation of the Roman state and its functioning.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

       It is advisable to supplement the study of the manual consulting an appropriate history atlas on the subject of the Roman world ( e.g: T. Cornell-J.Matthews, Atlante del mondo romano;  Richard J. A Talbert,  Roger S. Bagnall, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, can be consulted in Umanistica Balbidue, CCM Cons VIII Ant 14; CCM Cons. IX 4) .


Bibliography for students taking the course for 12 cfu

Contents for students attending the course:

  •  Classes notes (including introduction to Roman antiquities: Aspetti di vita quotidiana a Roma e nel mondo romano)
  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.

Contents for non attending students the course:

  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.
  • G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna (ed. 2009).
  • Aspetti della storiografia romana, please send a mail to elena.cimarosti@unige.it to receive the copy text.

And a book chosen from:

        4. J. Carcopino, La vita quotidiana a Roma all'apogeo dell'Impero, Laterza, Paris 1939, trad. it. Bari 1941 (economica 1993 and following editions).

        4. F. Meijer, Un giorno al Colosseo. Il mondo dei gladiatori, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2004.
        4. F. Meijer, Il mondo di Ben Hur. Lo spettacolo delle corse nell’antica Roma, Laterza Roma-Bari 2006.
        4. B. Lançon, La vita quotidiana a Roma nel Tardo Impero, 1995, (trad.it. 1999), Bur Vite Quotidiane, Padova 2018.


   

    Bibliography for students taking the course for 9 cfu

Contents for students attending the course:

  • Classes notes (including some introductives modules to Roman antiquities: Aspetti di vita quotidiana a Roma e nel mondo romano)
  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.

Contents for non attending students the course:

  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.
  • G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna (ed. 2009).
  • Aspetti della storiografia romana, please send a mail to elena.cimarosti@unige.it to receive the copy text.

And a book chosen from:

  • J. Carcopino, La vita quotidiana a Roma all'apogeo dell'Impero, Laterza, Paris 1939, trad. it. Bari 1941 (Economica Laterza 1993 and following editions): choosing between one of the two parts: Prefazione e Parte prima, L'ambiente della vita romana, pp. 3-158; Prefazione Parte secondaL'impiego del tempo, pp. 3-5, 167-301.
  • B. Lançon, La vita quotidiana a Roma nel Tardo Impero, 1995, (trad.it. 1999), Bur Vite Quotidiane, Padova 2018; choosing between one of the two parts: CronologiaIntroduzioneMaiestas Quirini, la maestà quirinale e Plebes patresque, la plebe e i patri, pp. 7-153; CronologiaIntroduzioneReligio, religione e religiosità; Saeculum, il secolo, pp. 156-287

  • Bibliography for students taking the course for 6 cfu

Contents for attending students the course:

  • Classes notes
  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.

Contents for non attending students the course:

  • G. Cresci Marrone, F. Rohr Vio, L. Calvelli, Roma antica. Storia e documenti, Manuale di storia romana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2020.
  • G. Poma, Le istituzioni politiche del mondo romano, Il Mulino, Bologna (ed. 2009).
  • Aspetti della storiografia romana, please send a mail to elena.cimarosti@unige.it to receive the copy text.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELENA CIMAROSTI (President)

FRANCESCA GAZZANO

VALENTINA PESTARINO (Substitute)

VIVIANA PETTIROSSI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2022, 19th September 

Class schedule

ROMAN HISTORY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Verbal exam. On line registration to the exam via the Ateneo website will be mandatory.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Minimun requirements to achieve a positive result will be a good knowledge of the history and its institutions of Roman civilization during its whole development, with clear critical skill and proper language.

Knowledge of the Latin language will be requested to reach excellence level.

The oral exam will let the exam board to evaluate the following competencies (valid and common not depending on the quantity of the credits for taking the course):

1. basic knowledge of the historical of the development of the Roman world, principal events and foundation of its civilization in the context of the ancient history of the Mediterranean, as well as the relationship to modern  geography; 

2. methodological and technical competencies to confront  the basic documentation of Roman history, with particular attention to literary, epigraphical and archaeological sources;

3. orientation in bibliographical research and how to supplement and support with additional sources;

4. familiarity with the essential characteristics (political, economic, social, religious) of the Roman world and the principal lines of the evolution diachronically as well as synchronically of the political institutions utilizing surviving documentation;

For students taking the course for 9 and 12 cfu

5. learning some of the peculiar features of the society of the Roman world and of particular aspects of its daily life, on the basis of its sources.

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale Appello riservato ai laureandi
26/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale