HI361F: AGE OF AUGUSTUS
LIB 213, TuTh 2:10-3:30PM

Statue of Prima Porta Augustus (detail), ca. 15 AD
Vatican Museums, Rome

Prof. Michael Arnush, x5462, Harder Hall 208A, Office hours M2-3 W1-2

"I found Rome a city of bricks, and I leave it clothed in marble." These are the words of Rome's first Emperor, Gaius Octavian Augustus, who ruled an empire stretching from Spain to Syria, from Britain to Egypt. Students in this seminar will explore the social, artistic, literary and political successes and failures of this "golden age" of Rome's past. In addition, each student will select a topic from the Augustan age—such as Vergil's Aeneid, the Imperial Forum of Augustus, art as propaganda, the creation of empire, or the role of women in the Empire—and assess it within the context of Augustan ideology and history.

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REQUIRED TEXTS COURSE REQUIREMENTS SCHEDULE
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
REPORTS ON GALINSKY
MARK MUCHA (2/4)
JERRY SIMATOS (2/9)
DOUG GILMOUR (2/11)
BOB HORSMAN (2/16)
JILL MARIANI (2/18)
TIM BALL (2/25)
EMILY LEVY (2/25)
JUSTIN WEBER (3/4)
DAN WARE (3/11) (alt.)
MINI-REPORTS
DAN WARE (2/18)
DOUG GILMOUR (2/18)
BOB HORSMAN (2/25)
MARK MUCHA (3/2)
JILL MARIANI (3/2)
JUSTIN WEBER (3/4)
JERRY SIMATOS (3/4)
TIM BALL (3/11)
EMILY LEVY (3/11)
RESEARCH PAPERS
TIM BALL
DOUGLAS GILMOUR
ROBERT HORSMAN
EMILY LEVY
JILL MARIANI
MARK MUCHA
JERRY SIMATOS
DANIEL WARE
DISCUSSION GROUP