Introduction to Roman History



This lecture-only module, led by Dr Rebecca Usherwood, provides an introductory survey of the history of the Greek and Roman world, from the Greek Archaic age (around 700 BC) to the death of Augustus in 14 AD. The main trends and issues of this period will be explored including colonisation, imperialism, war, the Athenian invention of democracy, the rise of Alexander, and the emergence of Rome as a major power in the Mediterranean. There will also be discussion of the main historical sources.

Rebecca has worked as a Teaching Fellow at University College London, a Teaching Associate at the University of Nottingham, a Lecturer in Roman History at Durham University, and a Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of St Andrews, as well as Trinity. Her research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Roman and later Roman Empire, especially the third and fourth centuries AD.

Time, Date, and Place

This lecture-only module comprises two classes per week over one term, commencing in January 2024. Classes will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus.

Course Fees

€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in December for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back to confirm your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

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Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 896 8589