Population, Power, and Culture in the Roman World
General Catalog Course Title:
Special Topics in History
Terms Offered:
Fall 2011

This thematic course explores Roman history through the relation of population to power and culture. It chronologically ranges from the myth-historical "Rape of the Sabines" of the 8th century BC up to Christian anti-natalist and pro-natalist attitudes and their plausible relations to population in the fifth century AD. Regular short written responses, a midterm, a final exam, and a paper are required. No formal study of Roman history is required; it will be very helpful, but summaries of key events will be given.

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