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Augustus
Structure of the Module
One

Exam
,
One Hour and Forty-Five Minutes
, roughly
Eight Questions
and
Seventy-Five Marks
.
What do we already know?
You have 5 minutes to get down all of the information you already have on Augustus Caesar.
A Basic Timeline
Born: 63 BC
Gaius Octavius Thurinus
Res Gestae & Suetonius
Look at the two extracts from early on in both Augustus'
Res Gestae
and Suetonius'
Lives of the Twelve Caesars
.

What core details do you receive?

What are the key differences and what do they suggest?
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L.O. - To understand the requirements of Unit 2c 'Imperial Image'
- To understand and evaluate the importance of the key elements of Augustus' life

Section A
Imperial Image (H408/22)

Galinsky, K. (1996) Augustan Culture: An Interpretive
Introduction, Princeton University Press

Goldsworthy, A. (2015) Augustus: From Revolutionary
to Emperor, W&N

Thorpe, M. (2001) Roman Architecture, Bristol
Classical Press

Wallace-Hadrill, A. (2013) Augustan Rome (Classical
World Series), Bloomsbury

Zanker, P. (1990) The Power of Images in the Age of
Augustus, University of Michigan Press
Section B
5 marks worth of questions, usually in 1-mark form, split over two sources.

Accompanying these, a ten mark question on each source, and a twenty mark question on the latter.

It seems likely that the first half of Section A will be on visual/material sources and the second half on literary ones.
A choice between two separate 30 Mark Questions.

Both Questions are holistic and as such will cover both literary and visual/material sources.
Died: 14 AD
44 BC - Adopted by Julius Caesar after his assassination.
42 BC - Began the Temple of Divus Iulius
43 BC - 33 BC - The Second Triumvirate with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus
31 BC - Battle of Actium
27 BC - Change to Augustus and Princeps. First settlement.
22 BC - Second Settlement
4 AD - Adopted Tiberius
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