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The Twelve Caesars

This course offers an exploration of the history and culture of Ancient Rome from Julius Caesar to the Emperor Domitian.

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2012-01-05 10:30
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Document Introductory book list and links

Introductory book list and links for the Twelve Caesars course

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Link Perseus Digital Library

One of the very best sources of ancient texts, both in Latin, Greek and English translation can be found at the Perseus Digital Library.

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Audio Introduction to the Twelve Caesars course

Introduction to the course

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Audio Introduction 1 Roman History Outline

Introduction 1 Roman History Outline. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 256-7.

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Audio Introduction 2 SPQR

Introduction 2 SPQR. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 257-261.

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Audio Introduction 3 The Gracchi.

Introduction 3 The Gracchi. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 262-264.

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Audio Introduction 4 Marius and the Social War

Introduction 4 Marius and the Social War. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 264-7

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Audio Introduction 5 Sulla's Dictatorship

Introduction 5 Sulla's Dictatorship. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 267-70.

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Audio Introduction 6 Crassus, Pompey and Caesar

Introduction 6 Crassus, Pompey and Caesar. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 270-272.

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Audio Caesar's Invasions of Britain

Caesar's Invasions of Britain. Written and voiced by Steve Kershaw.

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Link The Gallic Wars

C. Julius Caesar. Caesar's Gallic War. Translator. W. A. McDevitte. Translator. W. S. Bohn. 1st Edition. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1869....

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Link The Civil Wars

C. Julius Caesar. The Commentaries of Caesar. William Duncan. St. Louis. Edwards and Bushnell. 1856.

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Link Plutarch

Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1919...

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Link Suetonius Lives of the Twelve Caesars

This webpage reproduces one of The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by C. Suetonius Tranquillus, published in the Loeb Classical Library, 1913

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Image collection Caesar's Campaigns in Gaul, Flavian family tree, Julio Claudian Family Tree

Map showing Caesar's campaigns in Gaul, 1st century BC, Flavian family tree, indicating the descendants of Titus Flavius Petro and Tertulla, and...

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Audio Julius Caesar: The Die is Cast

Julius Caesar: The Die is Cast. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 276-279.

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Audio Civil Wars, Dictatorship and the ‘Egyptian Woman’

Civil Wars, Dictatorship and the ‘Egyptian Woman’. Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 279-281...

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Image collection CLEOPATRA VII, Queen of Egypt, CLEOPATRA VII, Queen of Egypt, The Forum Romanum at Rome, The Forum of Julius Caesar, Rome

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CLEOPATRA VII, QUEEN OF EGYPT 2 Photos © S.P. Kershaw
Portrait of Cleopatra...

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Image collection Octavia Minor, Livia Drusilla, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Papyrus signed by Cleopatra VIII of Egypt, Augustus of the Prima Porta, original in the Vatican, Augustus of the Prima Porta, coloured cast in the Ashmolean

Click on each of the images to see a full size version. OCTAVIA MINOR Photo © S.P. Kershaw Portrait of Octavia Minor, copy from the original...

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Link Link to the De Imperatoribus Romanis website

This link to the De Imperatoribus Romanis website takes you to a biography of Augustus, plus bibliography and notes, by Garrett G. Fagan of...

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Link Article on Augustus on the BBC History Website

This link takes you to a brief article on Augustus on the BBC History Website.

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Link Article on Cleopatra on the BBC History Website

This link takes you to a brief article on Cleopatra on the BBC History Website.

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Link Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

This link takes you to an online catalogue of Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum.

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Audio From the Ides of March to Actium

Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 281-286. © S. Kershaw

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Audio The Final Settlement: Augustus' Principate

Text from Kershaw, S., A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, London: Robinson, 2010, 286-287. © S. Kershaw

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Image collection 1. Julius Caesar, 2. Augustus, 3. Tiberius, 4. Gaius 'Caligula', 5. Claudius, 6. Nero, 7. Galba, 8. Otho, 9. Vitellius, 10. Vespasian, 11. Titus, 12. Domitian

Click on each of the images to see a full size version. 1. JULIUS CAESAR. Photo © S.P. Kershaw, 2011. Bronze and red marble, from the Ludovisi...

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Image collection Ludovisi Gaul killing himself and his wife, Ludovisi Gaul, Ludovisi Gaul's wife, Dying Gaul, Interior of the Modern Library of Alexandria, Exterior of the Modern Library of Alexandria, Mithridates VI of Pontus, The Forum of Julius Caesar, Rome

Click on each of the images to see a full size version. LUDOVISI GAUL (Gaul Killing Himself and his Wife) + THE DYING GAUL. 4 Photos © S.P....

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Image collection Coin with a portrait of Tiberius, The Cavern at Sperlonga, The villa Iovis, Capri 1, The villa Iovis, Capri 2

COIN WITH A PORTRAIT OF TIBERIUS by S.P. Kershaw
Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

When Jesus said. ‘Render...

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Document The Roman Legions under Tiberius

A list of the Roman Legions under Tiberius, by Province.

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Link Tiberiana 2: Tales of Brave Ulysses

This link takes you to a interesting article about Tiberius and sculptures at Sperlonga

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Link From Pergamon to Sperlonga: sculpture and context

Interesting discussion about Tiberius and sculptures at Sperlonga

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Link Divvs Clavdivs

Interesting discussion on Tiberius.

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Link Pilate Stone

This link takes you to the Pilate Stone (Israel Museum, Jerusalem, AE 1963 no. 104).

The text reads:

[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIEUM...

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Link De Imperatoris Romanis

This link takes you to the De Imperatoris Romanis, an on-line encyclopaedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to...

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Link Suetonius’ Tiberius

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius’ Tiberius

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Link Tacitus’ Annals

This link takes you to a translation of Tacitus’ Annals.

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Link Suetonius resources

This link takes you to a some useful electronic texts and resources to do with Suetonius.

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Link British Museum spintriae images

Images of spintriae, enigmatic tokens with sexual scenes, named (in the 17th century) after Tiberius’ particular proclivities (some people may...

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Link Spintriae images

Images of spintriae, enigmatic tokens with sexual scenes, named (in the 17th century) after Tiberius’ particular proclivities (some people may...

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Link Is that a spintria in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

An article about spintriae, enigmatic tokens with sexual scenes, named (in the 17th century) after Tiberius’ particular proclivities.

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