This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Register today to learn about the daily life of ancient Romans. You will gain a deep understanding of the significant achievements and contributions made by the Romans.
This course will trace the origins and development of the Roman people from their birth as an Iron Age tribe on the banks of the Tiber to their emergence as a world empire. Besides conventional history, the course will also look at the cultural life of the Romans (religion, art, literature) as well as show how the early Church was born out of the Roman milieu of the first, second, and third centuries. Toward the last few weeks, Roman history and Church history fuse together as the world transitions from Rome to the Middle Ages.
Class 1: The Dawn of Rome
Class 2: The Conquest of Italy
Class 3: Punic Wars
Class 4: Dissolution of the Republic
Class 5: The Julio-Claudians
Class 6: The Antonines
Class 7: Roman Culture, Religion and Society
Class 8: Crisis of the Third Century
Class 9: The Glory of Constantine
Class 10: Church and Empire
Class 11: The End is the Beginning
Class 12: The Roman Contribution
TEXTBOOK: The Private Life of the Romans by Harold Whetstone Johnston. ISBN 978-1957206141
Available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Homework: Textbook and primary source readings with weekly quizzes (automated for instant feedback) and essay questions (graded by the instructor). Expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the classroom.
Class dates: Tuesdays, January 9 to April 9, 2024. (No class Feb. 13 or March 26)
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)
Duration per class: 55