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Rome Intensive - Section One
The Founding

Agora Foundation Online Intensive - The Ways of the Romans

“Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does; when the Coliseum falls, so will Rome; when Rome falls, so will the world.” - Venerable Bede

 

Rome became the greatest empire in the ancient world, spanning three continents, ruling millions of people, and lasting more than one thousand years. The enduring influence of its art, technology, jurisprudence, philosophy, and language continue to shape western culture and the entire world every day. How can we access this ancient world, with some aspects so foreign and others so familiar, and discover foundations that create the civilization we have inherited. This series is developed in five sections: 1) The Founding, 2) Literature, 3) Philosophy, 4) History and Politics, 5) Science and Art. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of Roman life through some of its greatest authors, and will be better able to see the profound influence the Romans have on us today. Online seminars in will take place on Monday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. Section One - The Founding - will focus on The Aeneid by Virgil. The Early History of Rome by Livy, fragments from the first Roman historians, and The Twelve Tables.

 

The series will take place over twelve Monday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific. All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by Roxana Zirakzadeh and Andy Gilman. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participation in each section.  

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Roxana Zirakzadeh 

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Andy Gilman

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Section One - The Founding -
The Ways of the Romans 
Begins March 11 and ends May 27, 2024

Texts:

The Aeneid by Virgil - Penguin Classics (January 2008), ISBN 978-0143105138

The Early History of Rome by Livy - Penguin Classics (June 2002), ISBN 978-0140448092

The Twelve Tables and Early History Fragments - PDF file

Rome Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum - Section One - The Founding

1) Session One

Monday, March 11

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books One and Two

 

2) Session Two

Monday, March 18

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books Three and Four

 

3) Session Three

Monday, March 25

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books Five and Six

 

4) Session Four

Monday, April 1

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books Seven and Eight

 

5) Session Five

Monday, April 8

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books Nine and Ten

 

6) Session Six

Monday, April 15

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Aeneid by Virgil

Books Eleven and Twelve

7) Session Seven

Monday, April 22

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Early History of Rome by Livy
Book One

8) Session Eight

Monday, April 29

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Early History of Rome by Livy

Book Two

 

9) Session Nine

Monday, May 6

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Early History of Rome by Livy

Book Three

10) Session Ten

Monday, May 13

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Early History of Rome by Livy

Book Four

 

11) Session Eleven

Monday, May 20

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Early History of Rome by Livy

Book Five

 

12) Session Twelve

Monday, May 27

5:30-7:00PM PDT

The Twelve Tables and fragments from Quintus Fabius Pictor and other early Roman historians

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