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Syllabus

Autumn Term 2018

Week 1

  • Introduction to the Module
  • Sources, Methods and Approaches

Week 2

  • The Assassination of Caesar
  • The Triumvirate

Week 3

  • A Culture of Civil War
  • Seminar : Antony and Cleopatra

Week 4

  • The Battle of Actium
  • Negotiation & Consolidation of Power

Week 5

  • Religious Revival
  • Seminar Ludi Saeculares

Week 6: READING WEEK – No lectures

Week 7

  • Developments in the 20s BC
  • Augustus and the Senate

Week 8

  • Social Legislation
  • Seminar : Images of the Elite

Week 9

  • The Equestrian Order
  • Opposition

Week 10

  • Domus Augusta
  • 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
  • Power of Images 2: Sculpture

Week 3

  • Professionalisation of the Army
  • Seminar - Augustan Coinage

Week 4

  • Empire without End
  • Poetry and Politics 1

Week 5

  • Poetry and Politics 2
  • Seminar : Augustus and the poets

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7

  • Worshipping the Princeps 1
  • Worshipping the Princeps 2

Week 8

  • The Augustan East
  • The Augustan West

Week 9

  • Italy
  • Seminar: Res Gestae 

Week 10

  • Augustan Histories
  • Suetonius' Biography of Augustus

Summer Term 2019

Week 1

  • The Succession
  • Augustan Culture?

Week 2

  • Augustus 2000 Years on
  • Revision

Week 3

  • Revision (Essays)
  • 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