Reconstructions of Roman Cardo in Jerusalem/Aelia Capitolina

Urban Life in the Greco-Roman World

Course Description:

This online course uses sociological analysis to provide an introduction to the 1st-century Greco-Roman world, especially the cities. You, the user, will have the opportunity to create several 1st-century urban characters.

Course Outcomes

To demonstrate your understanding of some of the key dynamics of individual and social life in 1st-century Greco-Roman urban life by creating 1st-century Greco-Roman urban characters

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Course Content

Modules Status

Module 1: Greco-Roman Individuals, Associations, and Institutions


Module 2: Land-Use Analysis of Greco-Roman Cities (Urban Life)


Module 3: Greco-Roman Culture and the Five Basic Building Blocks


Module 4: Religion in the Greco-Roman World


Module 5: Imagining Characters and Relationships in a Greco-Roman City