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TERM 1

Week 1 - Julius Caesar


Week 2 – Caesar’s legacy

Octavian the triumvir

  • Cicero Ad Familiares 11.20; Ad Atticum 16.8
  • Laudatio Turiae
  • Coins: 44-42 BC: War of Vengeance against the Liberators; 41-38 BC: Shifting alliances; Protagonists of the War in Perusia (Northern Italy), 41 BC; Octavian and Antony "kiss and make up"; 38-36 BC: Last of the Pompeians

Week 3 - Actium


Week 4 - The Aftermath of Actium

The Pre-eminence of Augustus


Week 5 - Religion


Week 7 - Social Legislation

Augustus and the Senate


Week 8 - Equestrians

Opposition to Augustus


Week 10 – City of Rome


TERM 2

Week 1 - Imperial household

Propertius


Week 2 - Horace

Week 3 - Ovid

Imperial women

  • David Noy on Livia (from his ‘Women in the Roman World’ course)

  • Livia on De Imperatoribus Romanis

  • Livia on the Feminae Romanae site


WEEK 4 - Coins

Statues

Private Art


WEEK 5 - Emperor worship


WEEK 7 - Army


Week 8 - Empire

Administration of the Provinces


WEEK 9 – Rome and Italy

Urbanization

‘Romanisation’


WEEK 10 - Res gestae


TERM 3

Week 1 – Augustan histories

Suetonius’ Life of Augustus


Week 2 - The succession

  • Portraits of Augustus and the imperial family

Augustus’ successors


Week 3 - Mussolini
 

Meroe Head of Augustus: BBC R4 'History of the World in 100 Objects' - Neil MacGregor/ British museum (first broadcast May 2010) - BBC i-player