Course Description

European History

HIEU 9025

Tutorial in Late Roman Republican History

Fall 2015

Students are expected to attend the lectures for HIEU 3041 (“Fall of the Roman Republic”) and to take the exams for that course. They are also expected to write two papers (one five-to-seven pages, one fifteen-to-twenty), the first on a specific Roman (short) text, the second on a more wide-ranging subject to be determined between instructor and student.
 
We will meet every other week for two hours.
 
Readings will include a comparison of two different surveys of the period,

  • H. H. Scullard, From the Gracchi to Nero (fifth edition, 1982, but with new foreword by D. Rathbone, 2011: you must use the 2011 version of this edition because, irritatingly enough, the page numbers differ from the 1982 printing).
  • C. Mackay, The Breakdown of the Roman Republic: from Oligarchy to Empire (2009)

 Further readings will be drawn from:

  •  M. Beard and M. Crawford, Rome in the Late Republic (1985) 25-39, 40-71
  • K.-J. Hölkeskamp, "History and Collective Memory in the Middle Republic," in N. Rosenstein and R. Morstein Marx, eds., A Companion to the Roman Republic (2006) 478-495
  • K. Hopkins, Conquerors and Slaves (1978) 1-74
  • N. Rosenstein, Rome at War (2004) 141-169 (and notes, 270-280)
  • S. Roselaar, Public Land in the Roman Republic (2010) 148, 180-220
  • Plutarch, Tiberius Gracchus and Gaius Gracchus (=Makers 153-193)
  • Appian, Civil Wars 1.1-121 (pp. 1–68)
  • testimonia about Gaius Gracchus, fragments of his speeches; his judicial law
  • Plutarch, Marius (=Fall 4-55) and Sulla (=Fall 56-104)
  • Sallust, The Jugurthine War (pp. 51-138); note chronology in packet
  • L. Keppie, The Making of the Roman Army (1984) 33-68
  • A. Riggsby, Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans (2010) 111-117, 195-202;
  • Plutarch, Cicero 1-27 (=Fall 322-351)
  • Cicero, Brutus 1-227, 304-319 (=On Government 221-293, 322-328)
  • fragments of Cato the Elder
  • Cicero, Verrines 2.5 (=On Government 16-105)
  • Appian, Mithridatic Wars 64-113
  • Plutarch, Lucullus (in packet), Pompey 1-42 (=Fall pp. 160-207), and Crassus (=Fall 110-154)
  • Sallust, Histories 2.98 (Letter of Pompey) and 4.69 (Letter of Mithridates), both in Woodman (pp. 156-157 and 161-164)
  • Cicero, Pro Murena (=On Government 106-159)
  • Polybius, Hist. 6.11-18;
  • Cicero Republic 1.33-71 (pp. 17-33)
  • Cicero Laws book 3 (=On Government 192-220)
  • [Quintus Cicero], Handbook on Electioneering
  • F. Millar, "Popular Politics at Rome in the Late Republic," in I. Malkin and Z. Rubinsohn, eds., Leaders and Masses in the Roman World (1995) 91-113
  • H. Mouritsen, Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republic (2001) 1-17
  • many letters of Cicero, in his Selected Letters, Letters to Friends, and Letters to Atticus
  • Sallust, Catiline's War (pp. 3-47)
  • Cicero, Against Catiline 1-4 (=Selected Political Speeches 71-145)
  • Cicero, Pro Milone (=Selected Political Speeches 215-278)
  • Cicero, Pro Caelio (=Selected Political Speeches 165-214)
  • Catullus, Poems 2-3, 5, 7-8, 11, 37, 51, 58, 70, 72, 75, 77, 78B, 79, 83, 85-87, 92, 100, 107 (n.b. Lesbia=Clodia); 29, 52, 54, 57, 97-98, 108, 113
  • Plutarch, Cato [xerox], Caesar (=Fall 254-322), Brutus (=Makers 223-270)
  • Caesar, Gallic Wars books I-II, VII (=3-53, 142-194)
  • Caesar, Civil War 1.1-1.33 (=pp. 3-22; pp. 270-279 are the notes)
  • R. E. Smith, The Failure of the Roman Republic (1955) 163-166
  • E. Gruen, The Last Generation of the Roman Republic (1974) 498-507
  • Nicolaus of Damascus, Life of Augustus 1-31 (pp. 3-75, followed by notes)
  • Plutarch, Antony (=Makers 271-349)
  • Cicero, Philippics 1 (=Selected Speeches 295-318) and Philippics 2 (pp. 101-153)
  • "Praise of Turia" (inscription [ILS 8393], pp. 208-211)
  • Suetonius, Augustus 1-17, 26-27, 68-70 (pp. 54-63, 67-69, 92-94)
  • Velleius Paterculus, Compendium 88-95
  • Augustus, *Res Gestae Divi Augusti

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University of Virginia
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