Kursu reģistrs

Course title
Founders of the Ancient World
Course code
Credit points
ECTS creditpoints
Total Contact Hours
Number of hours for lectures
Course developers
Andris Kupšāns
Course abstract
The course studies interaction of remarkable personalities, separate referent groups and political trends of ancient world in history
process. The course promotes reflection of life of remarkable people, their role in both definite events and history process in general.
The aim of the course - to form steady percept of the most remarkable persons of ancient world, their place and role in history
Tasks of the course:
- to foster improvement students' knowledge of remarkable personalities, separate referent groups and political trends of ancient
- to promote students' interest in independent research of significant and captivating past events.
- to develop students' erudition, creating wider base of knowledge, offering additional material for possible further professional
Learning outcomes
Knowledge - systematized percept of the most remarkable persons of ancient world, their place and role in history process.
Students, having acquired study course
• are able to identify, analyse and evaluate role of personality in history,
• possess skills to formulate and analytically explain problems in relationship between individual and society,
• are able to independently improve one's professional competence by gathering and summarizing materials of remarkable
personalities of ancient world.
Course plan
Course structure - 16 h.
Themes of lectures:
1. Theme. Imhotep. Ramzes II.
2. Theme. Alcibiades.
3. Theme. Pericles.
4. Theme. Alexander of Macedon.
5. Theme. Political life in the Roman Republic at the end of the 1st century BC. Sulla and optimates. Gaius Marius and populares.
6. Theme. Roman Republic in 70 - 60 BC. Marcus Crassus. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Catilinarian Conspiracy.
7. Theme. Gnaeus Pompeius. Gaius Julius Caesar. The First Triumvirate. Caesar's dictatorship.
8. Theme. Octavian Augustus. The Second Triumvirate. Rome and Egypt.
Julio-Claudian dynasty. Claudius. Caligula. Tiberius. Nero.
Students’ independent work:
Work in library, literature analysis, preparation of paper.
Requirements for awarding credit points
The final grade (differentiated test) consists of mark, received for defence of paper on a theme related to any definite remarkable past
personality, chosen after consultation with academic staff, (50%) and assessment of answers to test questions.
Compulsory reading
1. http://www.selket.de/kleopatra.htm
2. http://vroma.rhodes.edu/%7Ebmcmanus/caesar.html
3. Kebric, Robert B. Roman People. Mountain View: Mayfield, 1993.
4. Līvijs Tīts. Hannibals pret Romu.- Rīga, 1973.
5. Plūtarhs. Esejas par politiku . - 248 S.
9. Woodruff. P. First democracy :The challenge of an ancient idea.- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
10. Гай Светоний Транквилл Жизнь двенадцати цезарей ( jebkurš izdevums ).
11. Кравчук А.Галерея римских императоров. Принципат,У-Фактория, Астрель, 2010,512 с
12. Мерц Б.Красная земля. Черная земля. Мир древних египтян,Москва, Терра-Книжный клуб,1998, c.400
13. Плутарх Сравнительные жизнеописания.- В 3-х т. jebkurš izdevums.
14. Суриков И.Е.Античная Греция. Политики в контексте эпохи. Время расцвета демократии, Москва. Наука, 2008, c.383
15. Суриков И.Е. Аристократия и Демос. Политическая элита архаических и классических Афин. Русский Фонд Содействия
Образованию и Науке, 2009, c.256
16. Штоль Г.В.История Древней Греции в биографиях, Русич ,2003,526с.
17. История Древнего Рима в биографиях, Русич ,2003,574с.(abi izdevumi)
Further reading
1. Alexandre le Grand par P.Briant.- Paris, 1974.
2. Droien F.G. Geschichte Alexanders des Groen.- Leipzig, 1941.
3. Gajs Jūlijs Cēzars. Piezīmes par gallu karu.- R., 1977.
4. http://www.selket.de/kleopatra.htm
5. http://vroma.rhodes.edu/%7Ebmcmanus/caesar.html
6. Большая энциклопедия Кирилла и Мефодия 2010 (2CD)
7. Ковалев С.И. История Рима Санкт-Петербург: Полигон, 2003. – 864 с.
8. Саллюстий, Крисп Гай. Сочинения. Москва. Jebkurš izdevums.
9. Сорокин П.А. Человек. Цивилизация. Общество. – М., 1992.
10. Хефлинг, Гельмут. Римляне, рабы, гладиаторы : Спартак у ворот Рима / Гельмут Хефлинг ; пер. с нем. М. С. Осиповой ;
послесл. и коммент. Е. В. Ляпустиной. - Москва : Мысль, 1992. - 271 с.
Periodicals and other sources
2. Discovery: Pyramids, Mummies & Tombs - The Pyramid Builders, 2008, Discovery Channel, 45 min.(dvd)
4.Вестник древней истории
5.Вопросы истории
6.История и филология стран Ближнего Востока
ABSP "History" (history) Part B.
Course content
The most significant statesmen in Ancient Orient. Ancient Greek geniuses. Ancient Roman politicians.