Salvēte Discipulī!

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Incipiāmus! Quid est scrinium (fortasse rōgās)? A scrinium was the box in which Romans stored their writing implements, as well as finished scrolls. Our scrinium will be a webspace for comments about activities in class, as well as news (about class and the study of the world of Classical antiquity). It will also host the course syllabus and handouts, links… Read more »

Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire

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From modest beginnings on the banks of the Tiber, the Roman Empire eventually spanned from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf and Scotland to Upper Egypt. This time-lapsed movie traces the expansion and decay of the Roman Empire, its split into Eastern and Western Empires in 395 CE, and the eventual collapse of its successor state, the Byzantine Empire in 1461 CE.