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Roman Revolutionaries NEW

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 This two-hour class will examine some of the constitutional and military struggles that shaped the amazing, complex and subtle self-governance system known as the Roman Republic, from 509 BCE to 31 CE. The first hour will cover the early years, including the publication of the Twelve Tables, and the creation of the Roman constitution and early legislative system through a series of general strikes and popular walk-outs by the citizen soldiery (the “Struggle of the Orders”); we will also take a look at the effects of the three Punic Wars on Rome’s economy and constitution, and how two brothers from the Roman nobility, Tiberius and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (an ancient "Green Arrow" duo?), tried to equalize the growing inequality of wealth within the Republic.  During the second hour we will look at the late Republican armed uprising to abolish debt led by the notorious Catiline, and how and why Cicero, Rome's great statesman, stopped the revolution in its tracks—while simultaneously undermining the constitution itself; and (briefly) the repercussions for the Republic (the Civil Wars involving Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Cicero, Brutus, Antony, Cleopatra, and all the rest), and the eventual seizing of power by Rome's first "emperor," namely Augustus (Octavian, adopted nephew of Julius Caesar).

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

MPL - Main

Jerise Fogel 



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/16/2018 - 5/16/2018 Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Jerise Fogel