2023-2024 Catalog

CLSS 123 Roman Military and Warfare

This course explores the Roman military and its conflicts, equipment, tactics, and contemporary consequences through analyses of modern scholarship and literary accounts of Roman historians, generals, and soldiers. Key conflicts include the Punic Wars, Caesar's Gallic campaign, the Jewish War, and the reclamation campaigns of Julian. These writings, supplemented with secondary sources, will trace the rise and decline of the most powerful military in antiquity and its multiple echoes in the modern world. [GM1, H]