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Syllabus

Autumn Term 2016

Week 1

  • Fri 07/10: Introduction to the Module: questions, themes, methods

Week 2

  • Mon 10/10: Becoming Caesar
  • Fri 14/10: Dividing up the World: the Triumvirate of Caesar, Antony, and Lepidus

Week 3

  • Mon 13/10: Responses to Civil Crisis
  • Fri 21/10: Seminar Debate: Antony and Cleopatra

Week 4

  • Mon 24/10: The Battle of Actium: mirage and reality
  • Fri 28/10: The Aftermath of Actium

Week 5

  • Mon 31/10: Revival and innovation in religious cults
  • Fri 04/11: Seminar Presentations: The Ludi Saeculares

Week 6: READING WEEK – No lectures

Week 7

  • Mon 10/11: Negotiation and the Consolidation of Augustus’ Power
  • Fri 18/11: Social legislation: the re-ordering of society

Week 8

  • Mon 17/11: Augustus and the Senate
  • Fri 25/11: Seminar Presentations: Friends of Augustus

Week 9

  • Mon 28/11: The Equestrian Order
  • Fri 02/12: Opposition to Augustus

Week 10

  • Mon 1/12: Familia Caesaris and the Imperial Court
  • Fri 09/12: Imperial Women

Spring Term 2017

Week 1

  • Mon 9/1: Augustus and the city of Rome (VJ)
  • Fri 13/1: Augustus and Athens (MG)

Week 2

  • Mon 16/1: Professionalization of the army
  • Fri 20/1: Empire without end

Week 3

  • Mon 23/1: Ruling the provinces
  • Fri 27/1: Seminar Presentations: Res Gestae - a provincial view

Week 4

  • Mon 26/1: Poetry and Politics: Horace and Minor Poets
  • Fri 3/2: Poetry and Politics: Ovid

Week 5

  • Mon 6/2: Power of Images
  • Fri 10/2: Seminar Debate: Augustus and the poets

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7

  • Mon 20/2: Worshipping the emperor
  • Fri 24/2: Worshipping the emperor

Week 8

  • Mon 27/2: Urbanization
  • Fri 3/3: Seminar Presentations: Augustan ideology on coins

Week 9

  • Mon 6/3: Official art and its impact on private art
  • Fri 10/3: Augustan Histories

Week 10

  • Mon 13/3: Suetonius' Biography
  • Fri 17/3: The Succession

Summer Term 2017

Week 1

  • Mon 24/4: Res Gestae: Augustus in his own words
  • Fri 28/4: Rome and Italy: Political and Cultural Unification

Week 2

  • Mon 1/5: No lecture - Bank Holiday
  • Fri 5/5: Il duce's Augustus

Week 3

  • Mon 8/5: Revision (Essays)
  • Fri 12/5: Revision (Gobbets)
     

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