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Syllabus

Autumn Term 2018

Week 1

  • No lecture

Week 2

  • Introduction to the Module – Sources, Methods, and Approaches
  • The Assassination of Caesar

Week 3

  • The Triumvirate
  • Seminar : Antony and Cleopatra

Week 4

  • A Culture of Civil War
  • The Battle of Actium

Week 5

  • Negotiation & Consolidation of Power

  • Seminar Ludi Saeculares

Week 6: READING WEEK – No lectures

Week 7

  • Developing a Principate
  • Augustus and the Senate

Week 8

  • The Equestrian Order
  • Seminar : Friends of Augustus

Week 9

  • Social Legislation
  • Opposition

Week 10

  • Domus Augusta and Imperial Court
  • Augustan Women

Spring Term 2019

Week 1

  • Augustus and the city of Rome 1
  • Augustus and the city of Rome 2

Week 2

  • Power of Images 1: Coinage (DC)
  • Power of Images 2: Sculpture (DC)

Week 3

  • Professionalisation of the Army
  • Seminar - Augustan Coinage

Week 4

  • Worshipping the Princeps 1 (DC)
  • Worshipping the Princeps 2 (DC)

Week 5

  • Empire without end
  • Seminar : Res Gestae

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7

  • Poetry and Politics 1
  • Poetry and Politics 2

Week 8

  • Italy
  • Seminar: Augustus and the poets

Week 9

  • The Augustan East
  • The Augustan West

Week 10

  • Augustan Histories
  • Suetonius' Biography of Augustus

Summer Term 2019

Week 1

  • No lecture - easter break

Week 2

  • The succession
  • Augustan Culture?

Week 3

  • Revision (date tbc)
     

Julius Caesar

Marcus Antonius

Marcus Agrippa, Magnesia

Obelisk from Cricus Maximus

Emerita forum

Forum Augustum

Temple of Augustus and Livia, Vienne

Model of La Turbie Victory Monument

La Turbie

Temple of Rome and Augustus, Ancyra