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HI202 ROMAN HISTORY

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: W 9.00 Th 8.30 F 10.30


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November
CC290
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Classics Department
Skidmore College
NOVEMBER
DATE TOPIC READINGS
5 Augustan Intellectual Climate & Policies
Questions on the Res Gestae
RE ch. 3-4; HAR Augustus Res Gestae Divi Augusti; LR 1.194, 197, 206-7, 210
The Empire under Augustus
7 Tiberius
Continuation of Res Gestae
RE ch. 5 pp. 102-116; HAR Tacitus Annals1.33-53; 2.69-73; 3.1-18; 4.1-12, 32-35; 6.50-51; LR 2.17
Ara Pacis (1, 2, 3); Gemma Augustea; Prima Porta Augustus (1, 2); Mausoleum Augusti; Gaius or Lucius Caesar; Livia
9 Caligula and Claudius RE ch. 5 pp. 116-126; HAR Suetonius Caligula, Seneca Apocolocyntosis; Tacitus Annals 11.23-38, 12.65-69
12 Nero RE ch. 7 pp. 231-235; HAR Tacitus Annals 13.1-5; 14.1-11; 15.37-44, 60-64; 16.18-19
13 CC290 Meeting: LADD 206
Roman Family
HAR Tacitus Annals1.1-15; LR 2.91-2, 94-6, 100, 102-3, 184-5
14 Army and the Provinces
Roman Army (2 parts)
RE ch. 6; LR 2.75, 78, 82, 86-90, 135-140, 143, 145, 147, 149, 150
16 The Flavian Dynasty RE ch. 7 pp. 165-185; HAR Tacitus Histories 1.1-16; 3.66-72; LR 2.4-5
Trajan's column (general; detail); Masada (camp; aerial); Jerusalem: Wailing Wall; Arch of Titus (general; detail); Galba; Otho; Vitellius; Vespasian; Cancellaria Reliefs
19 Galba to Trajan
Vesuvius & Pompeii
RE ch. 7 pp. 186-190; LR 2.7, 8, 10
26 Flavians - Trajan (continued) RE ch. 7 pp. 186-190; LR 2.7, 8, 10
Cancellaria relief: general; detail
27 CC290 Meeting: LADD 206
NOTE: rough drafts now due on Friday, November 30
28 Discussion: Rome in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD
Economic resources
  • Group 1: Gill, Sierra, Nils, Sara, Jeff, Ed: What was life like for freedmen and slaves, as fictionalized by Petronius in his Satyricon? If Petronius really did mean to satirize the imperial court by fashioning Trimalchio as a parody of Nero, then what was life like in the imperial court as well? READ: RE pp. 191-195; Petronius Satyricon pp. 51-91, "Dinner with Trimalchio"; LR pp. 170-178
  • Group 2: Naomi, John, Natalka, Chris, Nick: What were the economic conditions like in the Empire, particularly in Italy? How did life differ for those living in a smaller town like Pompeii to those in a big city like Rome, and how did it differ among the various economic classes? READ: RE pp. 195-220, LR nos. 23, 27, 30, 31, 37, 39, 44, 74
  • Group 3: Kari, Adam, Sanna, Patrick, Tom: Wells uses Asia and Africa as case-studies for life in the provinces. What were the conditions, and opportunities, for individuals living in these two regions of the Empire, and for provincials in general? READ: RE pp. 244-260; LR nos. 23, 25, 31, 37, 40, pp. 219-220, nos. 75-76, 78, 79, 90
30 Hadrian to Marcus Aurelius
Empire under Trajan
Rome under the emperors
Pantheon (oculus)

RE ch. 9; HAR Writers of Augustan History Life of Hadrian; LR 2.138, 141
Emperors 96-235 AD
Rough drafts due