Classics Notes: Romans
Lecture 1: Roman Prehistory & Lecture 2: Rank & Status
- Roman lawcode gave groundwork for our own lawcode.
o Ideologies of running the world.
o Concepts outlived their empire.
- Year 509: Romans kicked out their king,
Sept. 10, 2012
Feel free to ask questions. Theres no need to be afraid of looking stupid.
The Powerpoint files will be made available on Sakai before the lectures, BUT
The Powerpoint file for a given class is not a reliable substitute for
Carthage: Phoenician colonists
1st Punic War
The Roman Navy
Spain; the Ebro River; Saguntum,
The 2nd Punic War (218-201):
Hannibals Military Genius
Many of the gods/goddesses had their equivalents in Greek mythology
Some came from Etruscans and the tribes from Latium
The Diana the temple to whom Servius Tullius built the temple on Aventine Hill was
identified as Ar
Philip V of Macedon; the Gauls
2nd Macedonian War (200-197)
The Proclamation in Corinth
The Syrian War (192-188)
Seleucid Syria; the Parthians
Roman Rule from 188-146
Senate in control;
Cato the Elder
Administering an Empir
4 Periods of Roman Law
Primitive (800-200 BC)
Formative (200-30 BC)
Classical (30 BC - AD 250)
Vulgarizing (AD 250-534)
Justinians Digest (AD 529-534)
Formulation of the problem
Selection of Judge
Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus:
Tribune, 133: public land bill
Gaius Sempronius Gracchus:
tribune 123, 122: omnibus bill
War with Numidian Jugurtha (111-105)
2nd in com
Weekly index #6
Sphinx statue stood on top of a pillar on the sacred way at Delphi
Sculpture was used domestically and publicly in large scale monuments
From the Dark Age to Archaic Age
The skills necessary to produce a large
Oct. 10, 2012
Major Figures in Lyric Poetry (contd)
Greek lyric poetry offers a diversity of character.
- Gives different insights into the Greek mind and world.
- As opposed to other literary genres, where Athens is hugely over-represented, surviving
Introduction to Rome
The Appeal of Rome
Rome c. 509-338 BC
Rome c. 338-290 B.C.
Rome c. 290-241 B.C.
Rome c. 241-190 B.C.
Rome c. 1 B.C.
The Classical Tradition
753-509 BC: Regal Period
509-31 BC: Republic
31 BC-AD 476: Empire/I
Oct 22, 2012
Persian Wars (contd)
Often called the father of history because he produced the first serious work of historiography
in the West
- Historiography is fundamentally the attempt to give an account of events in the past that
Classics Lecture 1:
- 1st century = 100-1 BC.
The Ages of Greek History
- 3000-1200 BC: Bronze Age
- 1200-750 BC:
The Classical Age
- Primary source: any evidence from the ancient world.
- Secondary source: any scholar talking ab
Classics Romans Final Exam Notes
Lecture 16: Augustus
Restoration of the Republic (31-27 BC)
o One with crocodile, saying Egypt has been captured
o Administered as he defeated Mark Antony and absorbed Egypt into the empire.
The Augustan Settlem
Classics Study Notes
Lecture 1: Roman Prehistory
Early Civilization Interactions:
Greeks discovered island of Sicily.
Dominant colonization of Southern Italy.
First people to trade with the Italians.
Said they are the Italians
Sept 9 , 2016
Introduction/ Lecture One
Teacher Assists: Emily Kohut & Richard Parker
- Greece used to spread across the Asia Minor the black sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Periods of Greek History
- Bronze age (3000-11B.C)
- Dark Age (11
Mycenaean warriors- heavily armoured
Officers wore helmets of bronze or bore tusks, bronze corselets, bronze greaves
Soldiers were equipped with leather and padded versions of these
Combatants carried large
Early Roman Religion
Sky God; War God
The conquered Greeks conquered the
Sky God: Jupiter
War God: Mars
Roman Conquest of Italy
War w/ the Latin League: 498-493
Rome alternates leadership with other cities
Rome gets half of all spoils taken in war
All cities have free trade, marriage, and
Creation of a professional
The Roman Constitution;
The Struggle of the Orders (509287)
Struggle of the Orders: (509-287 BC)
2 Consuls replaces the king
Patricians vs Plebeians
Sacrosanct Tribunes w/ veto power (494 BC)
Struggle of the Orders:
The Role of Women
Under the control of guardians because of weakness (any male relative or
Only exception up to the time of Augustus were the six vestal virgins; after
Augustus the rule was relaxed for free-born women with 3
Society and Daily Life
Society under both the republic and the empire was very structured.
Social + economic factors ensured inequality.
The top ranks had the wealth & status to exploit property + control legal system.
Lower ranks depended on
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