Honors 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 Honors (OH) credit will have 4 papers per semester as chosen by their main instructor.  Daily reading, minor weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams will also be assigned and graded by the instructor.

New for the 2016-17 School year, honors students will attend a live Honors Seminar that meets periodically throughout the year.  Honors seminar will require projects and additional reading in the form of short stories, poems, essays, articles, and/or encyclicals with the purpose of going into more depth on the topics being studied in class. Students will be graded on active participation during live seminar.  The type of participation required will vary but includes activities such as active discussion, collaborative group work, and presentations.  The participation grade from honors seminar will be weighted 20% into the student’s overall grade for the honors course.

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
  • Not carried by Kolbe, F. R. Cowell, Life in Ancient Rome


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



Regular Class Time

7:30-8:50 AM PT

10:30-11:50 AM ET

12:00 - 1:20 PM PT

3:00 - 4:20 PM ET

Honors Seminar Day

Lead Teacher: Mr. Schultz

Seminar for History 10 meets on the following Mondays:
9/24, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 2/25, 3/25, 4/15, 5/13

Honors Seminar Time

10:30 - 11:50 AM PT

1:30 - 2:50 PM ET



Honors Fee


Credits (Type)

10 (History)

Transcript Designation


Companion Courses

Honors Ancient Roman Literature

Honors & Sacraments/Church History I

Advanced Composition with Vocabulary


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) level.