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HISTORY OF LATE ANTIQUITY


Teaching Staff: Vasileiou Fotis
Course Code: ΙΑΕ104
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 6th
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

This course will examine the transformation of the Roman Empire between the 2nd and the 5th c. The political, social and economic crisis would be the main focus of the course, while the cultural and ideological developments would be examined within the wider political framework


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The students will:

  • acquire a rich perspective on byzantine social history
  • become familiar with the primary sources of the 7th-century Byzantium
  • develop an ability to write with clarity about historical events and defend it in an oral presentation

 


Syllabus:

Week #1: Introduction

Week #2: The Roman Empire to the age of the Severans

Week #3: The Sasanian Empire

Week #4: The 3rd c. Crisis

Week #5: The Empire of Diocletian and the Tetrarchs

Week #6: Constantine and his successors

Week #7: The barbarians

Week #8: Valentinian and Valens

Week #9: The emperor and the administration of the Empire

Week #10: Cities and countryside

Week #11:. Paganism and Christianity 

Week #12: Hellenism in late antiquity 

Week #13: Final remarks


Suggested Bibliography:

Brown, Ο Κόσμος της Ύστερης Αρχαιότητας, μτφρ. Ελ. Σταμπόγλη, Αθήνα 1999

Brown, Η δημιουργία της ύστερης αρχαιότητας, μτφρ. Θ. Νικολαΐδης, Αθήνα 2001

Cameron, Η ύστερη ρωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορία, μτρφ. Ι. Κράλλη, Αθήνα 2000

Garnsey, R. Saller, Η Ρωμαϊκή Αυτοκρατορία Οικονομία, κοινωνία και πολιτισμός, μτφρ. Β. Ι. Αναστασιάδης, Αθήνα 2003

Grimal, Η Ρωμαϊκή Αυτοκρατορία 27 π.Χ.-476 μ.Χ., μτφρ. Δ. Χορόσκελης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004

Veyne, Η ελληνορωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορία, μτφρ. Ειρ. Μητούση, Αθήνα 2013

Veyne, Όταν ο κόσμος μας έγινε χριστιανικός (312-394 μ.Χ.), μτφρ. Γ. Καράμπελας, Αθήνα 2012


Teaching Methods:

Open lectures.
Critical reading and analysis of source material


Evaluation Methods:

Written exams. Written assignment.


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