School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: H-243 Semester: 8th
Course Title: Introduction to Roman History
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 6
Course type: Elective-Special background
Prerequisite courses: None
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: Yes
Course website (Url):


    Learning outcomes: 
    Students are acquainted with the subject of Roman History and acquire a broad knowledge of the Roman society particularities through a comparative historical view.

    General Competences: 

    In the context of a global overview of ancient societies, study of the Roman world allows students to perceive the variety of structures and institutions that applied to the Empire, whose influence on the Western world is still noticeable to this day.

    (3) SYLLABUS

    The emergence of the Roman state, its development and its transformation to a universal empire. Social organization, the Roma family and religion, culture. Distinctive features of Roma administration, Roman law and mentality. The res publica and the imperial era. The imperial institution.


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : Use of ITC in communication with students
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures 39
    Bibliographical study 40
    Studying for the final exams 80
    Course total: 159
    Student performance evaluation: Written final examination in Greek. Short-answer questions


    Suggested bibliography:

    M. Sartre, Η ρωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορία, μτφ. Κ. Μεϊδάνη, Κ. Ζουμπουλάκης, Καρδαμίτσα, Αθήνα 2013.
    P. Garnsey και R. Saller, Η ρωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορία. Οικονομία, κοινωνία και πολιτισμός, μτφ. Β. Αναστασιάδης, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο 1995.
    Μ. Rostovtzeff, Ρωμαϊκή ιστορία, μτφ. Β. Κάλφογλου, Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα 1984.