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Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus


This module is designed to offer an in-depth study of the age of Augustus and the transformation of Roman society in Rome, Italy, and the provinces between 31 BC and AD 14 in terms of social structure, culture (literature, architecture, visual and material culture), and politics. Over the course of the module, you will be asked to develop your analytical skills by engaging with a range of primary source materials, including ancient texts, epigraphy, numismatics, art, and archaeology, while becoming familiar with a key set of issues related to ancient history and historiography.

Q800 students may take this module as a Latin language option.

This module will be available in 2024/25.

Module convenor: Prof Alison Cooley

Prima Porta Statue of Augustus