Roman History OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Roman History Course by MIT

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Students taking part in MIT's 'The Ancient World: Rome' OpenCourseWare project will learn about the history of Roman from its early beginnings to the fifth century AD. Specific topics to be covered include Augustus and the formation of the empire, the Punic Wars and Roman expansion. Students seeking a degree in History benefit from this free course.

The Ancient World: Rome: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lecture Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes Yes

The Ancient World: Rome: Course Description

'The Ancient World: Rome' is taught by Professor William Broadhead and is designed for students with an interest in the history of Rome. The course is split into two halves. The first half deals with the transition between monarchy to a republican form of government, the Conquest of Italy, Roman expansion and Augustus and formation of the empire. The second half of the course deals with Virgil to the Vandals and religious, economic, political and social trends in Rome. Students complete a final exam and three writing assignments.

Assignments and related resources are available for download for free online. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the 'The Ancient World: Rome' homepage.

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