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Being an Ancient Roman

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From a small settlement on the Italian peninsula in 735 BC to an empire that ruled the majority of the known world, the 700-year history of ancient Rome is the story of Western Civilization. Through this achievement, ancient Greek civilization, now with Latin influences, passed to Medieval Europe. Rome was an idea; a grand experiment in global politics of its day and a beacon of light in a barbaric time.

Join Dr. Roger Koment this spring semester for the final three of a six-lecture series in which he examines the history, politics, intrigues, and legacy of the most powerful kingdom the world has ever known.