640016 SE Ancient History I: The Roman Emperors: Problems and Perspectives

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SE Ancient History I: The Roman Emperors: Problems and Perspectives
SE 2

Analysis of written and material sources; Sharpening the source-critical competencies; Critical evaluation of specific research literature.

Augustus maintained a facade of Republican rule, rejecting monarchical titles. In 330, Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor. The line of emperors continued until the death of Constantine XI Palaiologos during the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. We will anlayse patterns and name differences, altogether try to understand a wide range of historical problems.

Lecture; presentations; discussions; analyzing texts and research literature.

Discussion, presentation, paper


Greg Woolf, Rome. An empire’s story. Oxford 2012.

599: successfully passed elective module 1 or 2

603: two positively passed modules from elective modules 1 to 6. The respective proof ought to be produced until the end of October 2020.

Due to substantial differences in the allocation of ECTS-Credits in various curricula, the requirements for this course vary. Information will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the course.

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