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Title : 21H.402 The Making of a Roman Emperor (MIT)

Title : 21H.402 The Making of a Roman Emperor (MIT)

Description : Focusing on the emperors Augustus and Nero, this course investigates the ways in which Roman emperors used art, architecture, coinage and other media to create and project an image of themselves, the ways in which the surviving literary sources from the Roman period reinforced or subverted that image, and the ways in which both phenomena have contributed to post-classical perceptions of Roman emperors. Material studied will include the art, architecture, and coinage of Augustan and Neronian Rome, the works of Suetonius and Tacitus, and modern representations of the emperors such as those found in I, Claudius and Quo Vadis.

Description : Focusing on the emperors Augustus and Nero, this course investigates the ways in which Roman emperors used art, architecture, coinage and other media to create and project an image of themselves, the ways in which the surviving literary sources from the Roman period reinforced or subverted that image, and the ways in which both phenomena have contributed to post-classical perceptions of Roman emperors. Material studied will include the art, architecture, and coinage of Augustan and Neronian Rome, the works of Suetonius and Tacitus, and modern representations of the emperors such as those found in I, Claudius and Quo Vadis.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2005

Fromyear : 2005

Creator :

Creator :

Date : 2005-10-14T01:54:24+05:00

Date : 2005-10-14T01:54:24+05:00

Relation : 21H.402

Relation : 21H.402

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : Roman

Subject : Roman

Subject : emperors

Subject : emperors

Subject : Augustus

Subject : Augustus

Subject : Nero

Subject : Nero

Subject : art

Subject : art

Subject : architecture

Subject : architecture

Subject : coinage

Subject : coinage

Subject : media

Subject : media

Subject : literary sources

Subject : literary sources

Subject : post-classical

Subject : post-classical

Subject : perceptions

Subject : perceptions

Subject : Suetonius

Subject : Suetonius

Subject : Tacitus

Subject : Tacitus

Subject : I

Subject : I

Subject : Claudius

Subject : Claudius

Subject : Quo Vadis

Subject : Quo Vadis