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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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Link Josephus' 'The Jewish War'

This link takes you to a translation of Josephus' 'Jewish War'

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Image collection The Arch of Titus at Rome, The Arch of Titus at Rome

A classic example of Roman plunder.

The siege of Jerusalem began in the spring of 70 and took 140 days. With two pro-Roman Jews, Vespasian’...

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Link SUETONIUS LIFE OF TITUS

This link takes to to a translation of Suetonius' Life of Titus

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Image collection Coin of the Emperor Titus

Coin with an image of the Emperor Titus (ruled 79 - 81 CE)

Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

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Link DIO CASSIUS BOOK 66.17 ff.

This link takes you to a translation of Dio Cassius 66.17ff., an important source for the reign of the Emperor Titus.

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Video Odysseus and Ithaca

The Roman Emperor Tiberius was obsessed with Greek mythology and seems to have had a special affinity for Odysseus. This lecture, delivered aboard...

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Video Actium: A turning point in world history

The Battle of Actium, where the forces of Octavian and Agrippa defeated those of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BCE, proved to be one of the turning...

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Image collection Silver Denarius of Vespasian, owned by the course tutor., Silver Denarius of Vespasian, owned by the course tutor.

Silver Denarius of Vespasian, owned by the course tutor.

OBVERSE ('Heads'): Portrait of Vespasian. IMP. CAESAR VESPASIANUS AUGustus.

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Link SUETONIUS LIFE OF GALBA

This link take you to a translation of Suetonius' Life of Galba.

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Link SUETONIUS LIFE OF VESPASIAN

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius' Life of Vespasian'

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Image collection Portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Gold coin portrait of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

Portraits of Vespasian, Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

A shrewd, plain-speaking man with a nice line in self-...

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Link SUETONIS LIFE OF OTHO

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius' Life of Otho

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Link SUETONIUS LIFE OF VITELLIUS

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius' Life of Vitellius.

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Link COLOSSEUM BUILDING INSCRIPTION

Géza Alföldy is a specialist in reconstructing ‘ghost’ inscriptions from the pin holes that once held bronze letters on inscriptions. This article...

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Link ORBIS

This link takes you to ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. They say: "For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express...

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Link PLUTARCH: LIFE OF GALBA

This link takes you to a translation of Plutarch's Life of Galba

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Link TACITUS' HISTORIES

This link takes you to a translation of Tacitus' Histories

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Image collection Galba: ruled 68 - 69. Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Otho: ruled 69. Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Vitellius: ruled 69. Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., Vespasian: ruled 69 - 79. Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

Coins depicting each of the four men who were Emperor of Rome during the Year of the Four Emperors, a.k.a. 'The Long Year 69'.

Photos © S.P...

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Link DIO CASSIUS BOOK 63.22 ff.

This link takes you to a translation of Dio Cassius, Books 63.22 ff., an important source for the Year of the Four Emperors.

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Link PLUTARCH: LIFE OF OTHO

This link takes you to a translation of Plutarch's 'Life of Otho'

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