Resources for the Study of Roman History
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Cultural Materials

Syllabus

September
October
November
December
Readings
IM chapters 6 (from p. 195) - 8
HAR pp. 355-392, 416-477, 493-512: excerpts from Augustus' Res Gestae Divi Augusti (complete), Suetonius' Life of Gaius Caligula (complete), Tacitus' Annals, and the Life of Hadrian (complete)
Cicero, Second Philippic against Antony; Correspondence
Petronius' Satyricon (complete)
Seneca's Apocolocyntosis
L&R excerpts (handouts)
Assignments
Chatroom questions
Essay #2 (due November 15)



 
This Day in Ancient History

DATE TOPIC READINGS
1 Group I: Antony
Group: Burns, Cavaliere, Fisher, Garrett, Hardy, Hitchens, Hohmann
IM chap. 6 pp. 187-195; Cicero Second Philippic against Antony; L&R 1.109-110
1 Group II: Caesar
Group: Meinking, Mroszczyk-McDonald, Reidy, Renzi, Roehrig, Tully, Varkala
IM chap. 6 pp. 187-195; HAR Julius Caesar Commentaries on the Gallic War 1; 6.11-28; L&R 1.109-110 
1 Group II: Cicero
Group: Hurley, Johnson, Koransky, McKenzie, Weber, Whitney, Wisell
IM chap. 6 pp. 187-195; Cicero Correspondence; L&R 1.109-110
3 Octavian, Antony and Cleopatra
Chronology: 63-43BCE
Chronology: 44-29BCE
Essay #2 (due November 15)
IM chap. 6 pp. 195-217
5 Augustus and the Golden Age HAR Augustus' Res Gestae Divi Augusti; LR 1.194, 197, 206-207, 210
8 The Heritage of Augustus: The Succession IM chap. 7 pp. 218-226; HAR Tacitus Annals 1.1-15; LR 2.2, 4, 95, 96
10 The Roman Family IM pp. 75-77, 96-97, 208-209, 403-408; LR 2.91-92, 94-95, 100, 102-103, 184-185; Lefkowitz & Fant, Women's Life in Greece and Rome (an on-line text with a rich collection of translated documents; go to the search engine, search for "Rome or Roman" and look at tsome of these documents)
10 "Patria Potestas and the Roman Family," Prof. Myles McDonnell, Bowdoin College, Pohndorff Room, Scribner Library, 5.30 pm --to be announced--
12 The Julio-Claudians: Tiberius IM chap. 7 pp. 226-228; HAR Tacitus' Annals 1.33-53; 2.69-73; 3.1-18; 4.1-12, 32-35; 6.50-51
15 Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Essay #2 Due
--no readings--
17 The Julio-Claudians: Caligula and Claudius IM chap. 7 pp. 228-231;HAR Suetonius' Caligula; Seneca's Apocolocyntosis; Tacitus' Annals 11.23-38; 12.65-69
19 The Julio-Claudians: Nero
Final Paper Topics
IM chap. 7 pp. 231-235; Petronius' Satyricon; HAR Tacitus' Annals 13.1-5; 14.1-11; 15.37-44, 60-64; 16.18-19
22 The "Golden Age" of Rome
Selection of Paper Topic Due
Economic Resources of the Empire
Powers of the Emperor (L&R 4)
IM chap. 7 pp. 235-262; HAR Writers of Augustan History Life of Hadrian; LR 2.7, 37, 161-162
29 Bodies and Souls IM chap. 7 pp. 262-283; LR 2.104-107, 111-112, 120-121, 123, 125, 177
 

 
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