ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE ROMAN WORLD

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE ROMAN WORLD

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Code
65349
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to offer an introduction to the economy, finance, of ancient Rome. The various topics will be dealt within a systematic way, ranging from agriculture to trade, from the role of the state to the level of taxation, from the functions of money to slavery production. It is also proposed to analyze some of the main issues related to the relationship between economy and society.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main knowledge that students intend to acquire will be: - knowledge of the
Roman history, economic and social history from the foundation of the city to the fall of the western part of the empire; - in-depth knowledge of the dynasty of the Antonines, nodal point of Rostovzev's work entitled 'Economic and social history of the Roman Empire' written in 1926 and still current for the reflections it contains. The main skills that will allow students to apply the acquired knowledge will be: - recognition of the methods that guide the students of the discipline to the reconstruction of events and phenomena related to the subject in question; - development of sensitivity for the deepening of specific phases and peculiar aspects of the economy of a society such as the Roman one, in light of problems connected to contemporary society.

PREREQUISITES

The knowledge, even if not in-depth, of the main events and characters in the context of Roman history is required.

Ability to develop a written text accompanied by an updated bibliography.

Teaching methods

Students will be asked for a written examination, of their choice, to be exhibited during the course. The exam will be oral.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

Program for students who use teaching for 6 credits This course aims to offer an introduction as updated as possible to the economy, finance, taxation of ancient Rome. The various topics will be dealt with in a systematic way, ranging from agriculture to trade, from the role of the state to the level of taxation, from the functions of money to slavery production. It is also proposed to analyze, having as main background the city of Rome, some of the main issues related to the relationship between economy and society: indebtedness in a framework of natural economy, equity disparities and social antagonisms, birth of money and banking activities, creation of control functions on finances, political and cultural debates following the influx of wealth after the expansion in the Mediterranean, monetary crises, poverty and violence in the late republic and in the first empire. Program for students who use teaching for 9 credits This course aims to offer an introduction as updated as possible to the economy, finance, taxation of ancient Rome. The various topics will be dealt with in a systematic way, ranging from agriculture to trade, from the role of the state to the level of taxation, from the functions of money to slavery production. It is also proposed to analyze, having as main background the city of Rome, some of the main issues related to the relationship between economy and society: indebtedness in a framework of natural economy, equity disparities and social antagonisms, birth of money and banking activities, creation of control functions on finances, political and cultural debates following the influx of wealth after the expansion in the Mediterranean, monetary crises, poverty and violence in the late republic and in the first empire.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who use teaching for 6 CFU:

FILIPPO CARLÀ, ARNALDO MARCONE, Economia e finanza a Roma, Il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

CHANTAL GABRIELLI, Moneta e finanza a Roma in età repubblicana, Carocci, Bari 2012.

Bibliography for students who use teaching for 9 CFU:

FILIPPO CARLÀ, ARNALDO MARCONE, Economia e finanza a Roma, Il Mulino, Bologna 2011.

R. SYME, La rivoluzione romana, Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi, Torino 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received upon request for an appointment by e-mail.

Exam Board

MARIA FEDERICA PETRACCIA (President)

PAOLO CALCAGNO

LORENZO BORAGNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Students will be asked for a written examination, of their choice, to be exhibited during the course. The exam will be oral.

LESSONS START

19 february 2019.

ORARI

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE ROMAN WORLD

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

Students will be asked for a written examination, of their choice, to be exhibited during the course. The exam will be oral.