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On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Recognize the key people, events, and dates in Roman history from the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. to the death of Augustus in A.D. 14.
- Understand the process by which Augustus remodelled the Roman state and created a hereditary monarchy from the institutions of the Republic.
- Evaluate the usefulness of different types of evidence in reconstructing Roman history in this period, in particular coins, art and architecture, literary texts, and inscriptions.
- Analyse and comment on modern scholarly interpretations of the history, literature, and visual culture of the Augustan period.
2: The Ides of March
3: Caesar’s heir
4: The Triumvirate
5: Sextus Pompey and Sicily
6: Antony and Cleopatra
7: The Battle of Actium
8: The Republic Restored
9: The New Golden Age
10: The City of Rome
11: Virgil’s Aeneid
12: Augustan Poetry
13: Army and Frontiers
14: Imperial Family and Succession
15: Augustan Culture
For online delivery these topics will be broken down into smaller units.
1. After the Ides of March
2. Divi filius: son of a god
3. Civil War Politics and Propaganda
4. Augustan Poetry
5. Death of Augustus
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Learning Journal 1||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Final Essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Learning journal 2||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online Quiz||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Individual feedback on learning journal entries, group feedback on quiz.
|Dr Martin Brady||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Aude Doody||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Nicholas Freer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Alexander Thein||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Gillian OSullivan||Tutor|
|Ms Niamh Tobin||Tutor|