HIST 302 - Roman Empire

  • 3 credits

This course will examine the history of the Roman Empire from the beginnings of the Augustan principate (31 BC), through the Roman peace of the first and second centuries, the turmoil of the third century, the restoration of the empire under Christian ruler-ship in the fourth century, and the fall of the western empire in the fifth century. We will explore the major political events of the period and their chronological framework and will also examine broader social and cultural questions that relate to Rome and the Mediterranean world.


HIST 100 (Western Civilization, Pre-Modern) to 499XX - at least 3 credits.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • The Romans: From Village to Empire, 2nd Ed.
    Boatwright, M.T. et al.
    ISBN: 978-0199730575
  • The Twelve Caesars (Penguin Edition) (2001)
    Suetonius (translated by R. Graves)
    ISBN: 978-0140455168


Kristin Heineman

(970) 491-5230 | kristin.heineman@colostate.edu

Dr. Heineman teaches a variety of courses in Ancient Greek and Roman history at CSU. Her research interests include religion, women and warfare in the ancient world.

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