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HI363 Age of Augustus
Ladd 106 MW 4.00-5.20pm

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 2o9 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hrs.: MF 12-1pm
Overview
Texts
Requirements
Schedule



Week
Date
Topic
Readings: source discussions
1
9/9
Introduction
2 
 9/14
9/16
Augustan Age
  • AC pp. 3-9, "The Augustan Evolution"
  • CC pp. 1-9, "Introduction"
3
9/21
Auctoritas
  • AC pp. 10-41, "A Principal Concept: Auctoritas"
  • CC pp. 13-32, "Augustus & the Power of Tradition"
  • Augustus' consulships
  9/23 Autobiography
4
9/28
Yom Kippur
  • No class
4
9/30
  • AC pp. 42-79, "The Restoration of the Res Publica"
  • Lac pp. 180-189, H1-H27
  • Essay 1: due
Historians
  • AC pp. 280-287, "Augustan Literature"
  • Essay 2: assignment
5
10/5
Values
Historians pt. 2
Literary figures
  • Lac pp. 54-94 (esp. section F, Tac. Annals 1.1-15)
  • Dio Cassius History of Rome (books 45-56 treat all of Augustus' life and career; consult as needed)
10/7
6
10/12
10/14
Augustus princeps
  • CC pp. 33-51, "Augustus & the Making of the Principate"
  • Lac pp. 185-202, H18-52
  • Essay 2 due
7
10/19
Ideology
10/21
Ideology pt. 2
  • AC pp. 128-140, "Ideas, Ideals and Values"
  • CC pp. 52-62, 65-76, "Mutatas Formas" (cont.)
8
10/26
Family
Class meets in BI room, Library (1st floor)
  • CC pp. 130-147, "Women in the Time of Augustus"
  • Lac pp. 203-227; P1-18; S1-29
10/28
Religion
  • AC pp. 100-106; pp. 288-322, "Religion"
  • CC pp. 62-65; pp. 175-193, "Augustus and Roman Religion: Continuity, Conservatism, & Innovation"
  • Lac pp. 258-279
9
11/2
  • AC pp. 90-100, 121-128, "Ideas, Ideals and Values"; pp. 225-244, "Augustan Literature"
  • CC pp. 281-305, "Learned Eyes: Poets, Viewers, Image Makers"
  • Lac pp. 95-99; R1-13, 16-27
  • Final project: topic statement/ann. biblio. due
11/4
Vergil
  • AC pp. 244-253, "Augustan Literature"
  • CC pp. 306-312, "Augustan Poetry & Augustanism"; pp. 340-351, "Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses as World Literature"
  • Lac G1-2, 8-12, 37-38; R15
10
11/9
Vergil
  • ibid.
11/11
Horace
  • AC pp. 253-261, "Augustan Literature"
  • CC pp. 312-313, "Augustan Poetry & Augustanism"; pp. 321-339, "Poets in the New Milieu: Realigning"
  • Lac G3-7, 21-29, 34-35, 41-46; R14
11
11/16
Ovid
Film?
  • AC pp. 261-269, "Augustan Literature"
  • CC pp. 351-358, "Vergil's Aeneid & Ovid's Metamorphoses"
  • Lac G47-56
11/18
  • AC pp. 141-179, "Art and Architecture"
  • CC pp. 197-233, "Semblance and Storytelling in Augustan Rome"
  • Lac K13-14
  • Roman Forum site at Univ. of Chicago
12
11/23
  • AC pp. 197-224, "Art and Architecture" (review)
  • CC pp. 76-84, "Mutatas Formas"; pp. 234-263, "Making Rome a World City"
  • Lac K1-12, 15-73
  11/25 Thanksgiving
  • No class
13
11/30
  • AC pp. 322-331, "Religion"
  • CC pp. 85-105, "Romans in the Roman World"; pp. 106-129, "Provincial Perspectives"
  12/1 NOT A CLASS
  • Final project: rough draft due
 
12/2

Rome straddles the world

Evaluations

  • AC pp. 363-375, "Central Characteristics: Tradition and Innovation"; pp. 376-389, "Epilogue: Auctor Perpetuus"
  • Lac pp. 311-330 (skim)
14 12/7 Final presentation
  • Special class time: 4-6.30pm
  • Julia Dauer on family values / state narrative
  12/9 Final presentation