The Grandeur that was Rome

UA Gadsden Center

121 North 1st St.
Gadsden, AL 35901
USA

Instructor: Linda York - Room 110; In class, we will enter the classical world’s largest empire - Rome. We will discuss the beginnings of the Roman Republic that ended with the assassination of Julius Caesar and the rise of Imperial Rome under Octavian, better known as Augustus Caesar. We will examine the political, military, cultural, and other aspects of the Roman civilization with its bureaucracy, debauchery, orgies, and their goal to protect their territory. This led to an empire that encircled the Mediterranean Sea and the influence that Roman government, architecture, and culture has had on the creation of American governance and philosophy. Let us sign you up for the class so we can include you—Et tu, Brute—even if your name isn’t Brutus. Or, like Caesar, together you’ll come, you’ll see, and we will conquer Roman history together. We will end the class with an evening of Italian food and a nice Chianti Mangia, mangia, mangia!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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