Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento: Roman Ideology and Roman Rule

PhD Mandatory Elective
Course Description: 

This advanced PhD-class attempts to discuss the rise of Roman rule over the Mediterranean and the ideological foundation of the Roman empire – from the time of the second Punic War up to the “Golden Age” at the beginning of the second century CE. It will focus on (classical) Roman political thought, the military as well as the impact of empire in the provinces. It is planned to undertake a day-trip to a Roman site near Budapest to acquire first-hand knowledge of Roman provincial life.