History 10

Ancient Roman History

This course examines the pre-Christian and early Christian world as seen through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. It covers highlights of Roman history from the mythical founding of the city in 753 BC, the fall of the Republic in the first century BC, to the fall of the Empire in 476 AD. St. Augustine provides background on the conflict of Catholicism with paganism in Roman society.

Course Description

The study of ancient Rome is vital to any genuine understanding of the movement and progress of History in the West. The personalities and events from this prominent era in history have largely influenced those of later times.

 This course will enable the student to become familiar with the political and religious developments of this period; know and understand the significance of the important events, dates, persons and places in the Western Europe of 753 BC-476 AD; trace the cause and effect of political developments in the ancient world and, by extension, in the modern; observe the timelessness of human relations and the similarities of man's responses to the conditions in which he finds himself, across time periods; identify the periods of ancient history and major characters of the period; and become familiar with the map of the ancient world and the seeds of modern conflicts.


Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (OK) credit will have four major assignments each semester.  Two of those four assignments will be paper topic essays, and the other 2 may also be essays, but could instead include other types of creative projects, oral presentations, or other appropriate assignments pertinent to the course.  Additionally, core students should also expect to have daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All assignments are given and graded by the instructor.

Course Texts
  • The Early History of Rome
  • The War with Hannibal
  • Makers of Rome
  • The Annals of Imperial Rome
  • City of God
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers


Course Details:

Students should enroll in only one section.

Section Number




Mr. Schultz

Mr. Schultz

Grades (Typical)

9 - 12 (10th)

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr. 20 min.




Class Period




7:30-8:50 AM PT

10:30-11:50 AM ET

12:00 - 1:20 PM PT

3:00 - 4:20 PM ET



Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation


Companion Courses

Ancient Roman Literature

Mass & Sacraments/Church History I

Advanced Composition with Vocabulary


Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (OH) level.