To analyze Roman society under Augustus.
The theme of this module’s discussion board is power and authority.
Please read the following:
Deed of the Deified Augustus Download Deed of the Deified Augustus
Letters of Pliny and Trajan Download Letters of Pliny and Trajan
Suetonius on Caligula Download Suetonius on Caligula
Please answer ONE of the following questions:
Compare the “Res Gestae Divi Augusti” to the “Suetonius on Caligula”. How is the power of the emperors portrayed? Are there significant differences from Augustus to Caligula? Why?
Compare the “Deeds of Augustus” to the “Letters of Pliny and Trajan”. How do the two emperors seem to administrator power and authority over a vast region? How do you account for any changes between the two administrations? Do either seem to have a strong centralized administration? Why or why not?
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Roman society under Augustus
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