Course Overview

Legend says Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, God of War. Left to drown in a basket on the Tiber by a king of nearby Alba Longa and rescued by a she-wolf, the twins lived to defeat that king and found their own city on the river's banks in 753 BCE. We’ll examine the legend and explore the reality of Rome’s beginnings. We’ll explore the connection between Roman colonization of the Iberian Peninsula and its impact on the descendants of the peninsula. We’ll watch a short film and discuss which New Mexico families show the DNA markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for entry. Masks are recommended.

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This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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