The Institute proudly presents this 30-week course on the history of ancient Rome. The Fall quarter considers the rise of Rome and the establishment of the Roman Republic. The Winter Quarter covers the centuries of the Roman Empire. And in the Spring, we address the decline and fall of Rome.
William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.