Trends in Roman History enables students to recognise, analyse and apply the methodologies and approaches used in the study of the history, culture and civilisation of the Roman world. Weekly seminars examine individual 'problem cases' drawn from current scholarship and famous scholarly debates from the 20th and 21st Centuries. Examples of problem cases may include democracy at Rome; the reconstruction of early Roman history from the writings of Roman historians of the first century B.C.; the rhetoric of the Roman historiographical tradition; constitutional vs prosopographical interpretations of Roman political life; recovering the sources of evidence used by ancient writers; understanding the interplay of different evidence types in the investigation of issues in Roman history.
1x 4000wd essay (60%), 1x 1.5hr exam (20%), 1x 500wd reading journal (10%), Participation (10%)