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Assessed Essay 1

Deadline: 12 noon, Thursday 7th December 2017 (Week 10)

  • Is it accurate to call any of these emperors a tyrant?
  • By what means was dynastic power consolidated from one emperor to the next?
  • How biographical in approach is Tacitus’ Annales?
  • Is Pliny’s Panegyricus of any historical value?
  • How important was foreign military conquest to the authority of individual emperors in Rome?
  • How did the role played by imperial women in political life change over time?
  • Was Tacitus a misogynist?

Assessed Essay 2

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 9 March 2018 (Week 9)