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ANHS2614: The Emperor in the Roman World 14-117 AD

2023 unit information

The first century AD is a fascinating and important period of tension and negotiation between the emperor, senate, and people of Rome. The empire expanded to its physical apogee, and new avenues of power and arenas of competition emerged to transform politics. This unit examines the period 14-117 AD, comprising the reigns of the Julio-Claudians (Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), Flavians (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian), Nerva, and Trajan. It will treat politics, court culture, the imperial family, foreign policy, conspiracy and propaganda.

Unit details and rules

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Classics and Ancient History

Code ANHS2614
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. acquire a familiarity with the key evidence for imperial politics and society, and the scholarly issues surrounding the interpretation of the early Roman Empire (14-117AD)
  • LO2. acquire a body of knowledge about the history, culture and institutions of the early Roman Empire and the major scholarly approaches to the acquisition and interpretation of that knowledge
  • LO3. evaluate scholarly interpretations of evidence for the early Roman Empire, ranging from traditional criticism to contemporary approaches
  • LO4. acquire and refine problem solving skills in the reading and interpretation of literary and documentary texts (in translation, and their related criticism) as evidence for the politics and society of the early Roman Empire
  • LO5. demonstrate skills in communication and argument through the writing of critical essays and class discussion
  • LO6. develop as an independent learner
  • LO7. experience the discourse, anxieties and concerns of a culture separated from your own by time and place.

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Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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