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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 Text, commentary and vocabulary for Suetonius’ Gaius

This link takes you to a text, commentary and vocabulary for Suetonius’ Gaius, plus links to a translation and other useful resources

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Link Dio Cassius, Book 59

This link takes you to a translation of Dio Cassius, Book 59

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Link Philo of Alexandria, On the Embassy to Gaius

This link takes you to a translation of Philo of Alexandria, On the Embassy to Gaius

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Link Antiquities of the Jews, Book 19

This link takes you to a translation of Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book 19

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Link Biography of Gaius ‘Caligula’

This link takes you to a brief biography of Gaius ‘Caligula’, with a useful bibliography and notes

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Document Caligula:mad, bad or just danerous to know

A document to help you diagnose Caligula.

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Image collection Wolf heads from Lake Nemi, Wolf head from Lake Nemi, Lion head from Lake Nemi

PhotosS.P. Kershaw Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome. Mussolini’s draining of Lake Nemi in the late 1920s revealed the...

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Link In Our Time

This link takes you to the archive In Our Time, a BBC Radio programme where Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas. There is much of...

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Link Suetonius’ Claudius

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius’ Claudius

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Link Dio Cassius, Book 60

This link takes you to a translation of Dio Cassius, Book 60

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Link Tacitus, Annals 11

This link takes you to a translation of Tacitus, Annals 11

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Link Apocolocyntosis, Seneca

This link takes you to a translation of Seneca, Apocolocyntosis

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Link Biography of Claudius

This link takes you to a brief biography of Claudius, with a useful bibliography and notes

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Link Rome’s relations with Britain

This link takes you to a brief summary of Rome’s relations with Britain

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Link Roman Britain online course

Sample unit on the Romanisation of Britain, from Oxford University Department for Continuing Education's excellent Online Course on Roman Britain...

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Image collection Bronze statue of Claudius from Herculaneum, Inscription from the Arch of Claudius, Rome, Illustration of the conquest of Britain from Aphrodisias , Illustration of the conquest of Britain from Aphrodisias , Illustration of the conquest of Britain from Aphrodisias , Illustration of the conquest of Britain from Aphrodisias

CLAUDIUS Larger than life size bronze statue of Claudius found in situ in 1741 in the Augusteum at Herculaneum, now in the Naples Archaeological...

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Image collection Nero, Nero

Here we have Nero's official image. Suetonius lists the physical characteristics of Nero as follows: Height: average; Body: pustular and...

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Image collection Nero and Agrippina, Agrippina & Nero, Nero and Agrippina

Agrippina's influence is visible on coins minted in December 54 CE, which show her head facing Nero’s. On this relief from the Sebasteion at...

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Image collection Poppaea Sabina, Poppaea Sabina

Many statues were housed in the Temple of Hera at Olympia. This one of (probably) Poppaea Sabina as a priestess is of very high quality.

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Image collection Nero and Armenia

Nero, wearing a cloak and sword-belt supports a slumped, naked personification of Armenia by the upper arms. She is wearing a soft, Eastern-style...

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Image collection Wall Painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis, Wall painting, Villa Oplontis

These wall paintings come from Villa Oplontis, a.k.a. Villa Poppaea. It is regularly associated with Poppaea Sabina. Oplontis appears on the...

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Link VILLA OPLONTIS

This link takes to to some interesting material about Villa Oplontis, etc

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Link OPLONTIS PROJECT

This link takes you to the Oplontis Project web site.

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Link SKENOGRAPHIA

This link gives you some fascinating insights into Roman Wall painting

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Link WALL PAINTING

This link takes you to interesting material about Roman Wall painting

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Link ALL ROADS LEAD TO (AND FROM) ROME

This link takes you to an enchanting website all about Roman roads

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Image collection 3rd century CE mosaic pavement showing the four factions (Reds, Blues, Greens and Whites). Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome., 3rd century CE mosaic pavement. Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

This 3rd century CE mosaic pavement shows the four factions (Reds, Blues, Greens and Whites). Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme,...

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Image collection Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules , Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules , Relief panel from the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi illustrating scenes from the mythology of Hercules

These panels decorated the proscenium of the theatre at Delphi. They illustrate scenes from the mythology of Hercules (Cerberus; Nemean Lion;...

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Link SUETONIUS NERO

This link takes you to a translation of Suetonius’ Nero

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Link DIO CASSIUS BOOKS 61-63

This link takes you to a translation of Dio Cassius, Books 61-63, an important source for Nero's reign

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Link TACITUS ANNALS BOOKS 12-16

This link takes you to a translation of Tacitus, Annals 12-16 , an important source for the reign of Nero

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Link THE EMPEROR NERO

This link takes you to a brief biography of Nero, with a useful bibliography and notes

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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 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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Link PLUTARCH: LIFE OF OTHO

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

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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 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 SUETONIUS LIFE OF GALBA

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

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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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