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Roman World

HIS 216: History of Ancient Rome

Course Description

HIS 216 surveys Roman political and cultural history from earliest Latin settlements through Etruscan and Republican periods to Roman Empire. Emphasizes origins of modern Western culture; multicultural, unified Mediterranean setting in which Christian Church emerged. Various readings from original sources.

Course Guide
The Course Guide to HIS 216 provides research tips and assistance for getting started with research on the the Roman World. Here you will find quick access links to top resources including background research materials, library databases, key journals, and primary source material.

Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library and online reference resources.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Primary Sources

View a list of web resources for finding primary source material, as well as links to other websites for studies in the ancient Roman world.

Citing Sources

Resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.  

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Access Library Databases Off-Campus

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