Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Roman Empire Timeline - handout now available

Thanks to the incredible the handout for the Roman empire lecture is now available. It will also be available at the lecture.

Page 1
The timeline really shows how much popular Roman history is concentrated in the transition from Republic to rule of the Emperors. As a sidenote -I'm really pleased with this timeline (begun in Microsoft Excel and completed in OpenOffice's Calc spreadsheet program).

Page 2
The write-up is a brief summary of the most famous stories from Roman history. It also includes a list of suggested readings.

*I had to extrapolate (read: make up) dates for the lifespans of Tarquinius Superbus, Lucretia, and Marcus Junius Brutus.