An Overview of the Roman Empire: From Wolf Children to Divine Emperors *NEW*

The Roman Empire is daunting to follow, from its founding by two boys raised by a she-wolf, to an empire connected by a massive infrastructure of roads and aqueducts ruled by emperors who thought themselves gods. How did the Romans and the peoples they conquered live and how did their empire flourish against a background of imperial plots, assassinations and scandals? Join us as we encounter Rome’s challenges to growth and power, and how the Romans solved their daily issues and social and political problems. References and handouts will be provided. Instructors: Brian Bixby, Anatole Sykley