Course Description

Course Name

Caesar, Cicero and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

A previous course in Classics, Classical Studies or Ancient History or permission of the Instructor.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The Roman Republic traditionally began in 509 and lasted until the dictatorship of Julius Caesar (46-44). This course concentrates on the last fifty years of the Republic down to 42 when the Republican forces were finally defeated at Philippi. Emphasis is given to reading and analyzing primary texts (in translation) with particular importance given to the works of Cicero and Caesar.

*Course content subject to change