What is the course about?
This course will seek to describe and explain the changes from Republic to Empire. Students will be encouraged to investigate topics for themselves and to present their findings in class.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
All aspects will be covered in this ten-week course, though with special emphasis on the effects of expansion on class relationships, on the failed reconstructions of Sulla and Caesar, on the life and significance of Cicero, and on the final Augustan Settlement. A complete reading list will be provided - all in English.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end you will have a broad understanding of a set of political changes that continue to shape how the various peoples of Western Civilisation see themselves and each other.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is open to everyone and does not assume any previous knowledge on the topic. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other class on ancient civilisations. See the website for details.