Ancient Military History 6: Roman Republic in Crisis
In the second century BCE, the Roman Republic demonstrated to the mediterranean world the power of a government by and for the people. But can it survive the trappings of success? This is the story of the Republic's collapse.
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In part six of Ancient Military History, the Roman Republic faces its greatest threat of all. From the same grit and determination that forged a superpower, grew the greed and thirst for control that would rot the Republic from the inside. The last century of the Republic saw a string of strong men step up and claim ever more power, eventually enabling people like Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus to tear Rome apart in a series of civil wars. This five-week class follows the struggles that...
Students will learn about the events that led to the collapse of the Roman Republic, and the social dynamics that made it inevitable. We’ll start by dissecting the state of Rome as its success on the global stage altered the domestic landscape, allowing for the rise of a few powerful leaders. The middle of the class will trace the concatenation of conflicts that culminated in civl war: Caesar and the people vs Pompey and the senate. Finally, we’ll look at the senate’s response to Caesar’s new order.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While this is a history class, it is a history of warfare -- and a primitive kind at that. We will maintain an academic perspective, but we will discuss how and why people kill one another. We'll keep it PG.
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