HIST680 Special Topic: History (3 semester hours)

HIST680: This course, when offered, is a one-time offering on an area of special interest that will vary each term. These are open to graduate students as an elective, or to fulfill concentration requirements. September 2019 Summer D: Roman MilitaryThis course charts the rise and fall of history's greatest imperial power. Special attention will be paid to the Punic Wars against Carthage, Rome's subjugation of the eastern Mediterranean, Julius Caesar's campaigns, the transformation from republic to empire, and the debate over how and why the Empire collapsed. Attention will also be paid to some of history's greatest soldiers: Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, and Julius Caesar.