Course Description

Course Name

Roman Army

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

Taught In English

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


This is an introductory course to all aspects of the Roman army. Chronologically it follows the development of the army from the beginning of the Republic until its demise at the end of the Empire. The course will draw on both archeological and textual information. Much of the course materia will focus on the provinces, especially the western provinces, where there is abundant evidence of military camps. The course will also cover military tactics, equipment and daily life in the army. There may be class visits to suitable on-site locations.

*Course content subject to change