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Thomas Wheeler

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Transcript of Augustus

Structure of the Module

One Hour and Forty-Five Minutes
, roughly
Eight Questions
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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