Augustan Rome

Subject 107-229 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr P Lee-Stecum & Dr R Evans
Subject Overview:

This subject examines Roman culture during the ascendancy of Rome's first emperor, Augustus Caesar. This period (27 BCE-14 CE) saw heightened activity in the fields of literature, architecture, religion and art, as the new regime consolidated its power and a new 'Augustan' ideology was generated. Students of this course will explore the Augustan regime and its supporting ideology through close examination of the literary and artistic products of the age, as well as the building programs, religious and social reforms, and personal behaviour of Augustus himself. Students completing this subject will be able to recognise and analyse the key features of Augustan culture and the ideology generated around the figure of Augustus during this period.

Assessment: A 750 word seminar report 20% (due during the semester), a 1750-word essay 42.5% (due during the semester), and a 1500 word take-home exam 37.5% (due in the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be skilled in critical thinking and analysis;

  • possess effective written communication skills;

  • have an understanding of social, ethical and cultural context.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Classical Studies)
Diploma in Arts (History)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Classics and Archaeology)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Classics and Archaeology)

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