Ancient
Rome 3

Humanities - Ancient Rome 3 - The Late Empire and the rise of Christianity (192 AD - 552 AD)

A brief history of Ancient Rome, through visits to many of the monuments that can still be found in the “Eternal City”. The late empire, often considered a period of decadence, should rather be seen as a period of transformation, with many interesting innovations both on the historical-political level and on the cultural one. We’ll learn to distinguish the architectural style of the first two centuries AD from the Late Empire (from Caracalla to Constantine), examine different large scale monuments (triumphal arches, basilicas, circuses, mausoleums) and trace the evolution in the style of Roman art, and finally talk about the rise of Christianity and the end of the Roman Empire. We’ll also show the first steps of Medieval Rome with the kingdom of Theodorik, the Gothic wars and the Byzantine conquest, visiting some of the earliest and most fascinating Christian churches.
  • Ancient Greeks in Italy
  • Etruscans
  • Origins of Roman Culture
  • The Roman Republic
  • The Caesars and Imperial Rome
  • The Late Roman Empire: Transformation 
  • A New Faith: Early Christianity in Rome

Rome, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Pompeii, Paestum

Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Temples of the Forum Boarium, Aurelian Walls, Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Ancient Appian Way, Mausoleums, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Catacombs, Basilicas, Archeological Park of Ostia (including Theater, Market, temples, taverns and the Synagogue), Hadrian’s Villa, Temples of Tivoli, Archeological Park of Pompeii (including Forum, temples, private houses, taverns, amphitheater), Ancient Temples of Poseidonia-Paestum, and more!

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