General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title War And Warfare In Late Antiquity
Language english
Module lecturer Łukasz Różycki
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of History
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30


Wednesday 12.30 room 3.45 Collegium Historicum Novum (Morasko)

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to broaden knowledge of students in the history of wars and military in late antiquity with regard to social and military history.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge of ancient history


Introductory classes

Roman military equipment and tactics

Warfare in times of Diocletian and Constantine

Vegetius on the Decay of the Roman Army       

Decline of the Roman Empire

Barbarian Warfare    

Justinian reconquest of the west (Africa)

Justinian reconquest of the west (Italy)

Syrianos Magister

Last great wars with Persia

Slavs and Avars in VI century


Naval warfare          

Warfare and a city

War and Society in late antiquity  

Ancient Psychological Warfare

Live in Roman Military Camp

Reading list