ANCH313 Augustus and the Roman Revolution

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Updated: 16 July 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites any 12cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH413 or ANCH513
Notes

EXAM IS OPTIONAL

There are two options for Assessment 3. Students must complete either an Essay or a UNE Supervised Examination (paper-based or online). See assessment information for further details.

Combined Units ANCH513 - Augustus and the Roman Revolution
Coordinator(s) Bronwyn Hopwood (bhopwood@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

In 31BC Augustus emerged as the undisputed master of Rome, but the battle for the hearts and minds of Rome's citizens remained. This unit examines by what means Augustus brought about the reconstruction of Rome after nearly a century of civil war. Particular attention is paid to the language of leadership in the Triumviral Period (44-31BC), the mechanisms of power and persuasion used by Augustus to establish and maintain his Principate (31BC-AD14), the strategies by which he secured the cooperation or coercion of Roman society, and the visual and verbal language developed to express and legitimate the new order. The unit draws on a variety of ancient literary and archaeological evidence to illuminate Augustus' impact on Roman politics and society, and to assess his achievements.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Res gestae divi Augusti: Text, Translation and Commentary

ISBN: 9780521601283
Cooley, A.E., Cambridge University Press 2009

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD14: the Restoration of the Republic and the Establishment of the Empire

ISBN: 9780748619559
Richardson, J.S., Edinburgh University Press 2012

Note: This edition is also available online as an e-book through Dixson Library, UNE.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Augustus

ISBN: 9780748615957
Edmondson, J. (ed), Edinburgh University Press 2014

Note: 2009 Edition also available online as an e-book through Dixson Library, UNE.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

Online Analysis

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay of 2000 words consisting of a 200 word synopsis and a 1800 word essay.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Assessment 3 - OPTION A 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Take Home Exam

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3-5

Compulsory Assessment 3-OPTION B 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical understanding of Roman politics, leadership, and society in Triumviral and Augustan Rome, and of the differences in the political systems of these periods;
  2. independently research political and historical theories about Roman leadership, politics, and society in the Triumviral Period and Augustan Age, thereby demonstrating autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility as a learner;
  3. review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge about political leadership and the reconstruction of Roman society in the Triumviral Period and Augustan Age from both written and non-written primary and secondary sources with competence;
  4. demonstrate a broad understanding of the rhetoric of political leadership in Triumviral and Augustan Rome, reflect critically on the theory of Roman governance, and apply these concepts to the analysis of political interests, institutions, and political behaviour in these periods;
  5. generate and critically evaluate complex ideas and concepts about political leadership, governance, society and history in Triumviral and Augustan Rome, and especially about the political institutions, social structures, and verbal and visual languages used to establish Augustus' new political regime; and
  6. display well-developed writing skills through the communication of a clear, coherent, evidence-based written argument dealing with theoretical propositions and conclusions about political leadership and social reconstruction in the Triumviral and Augustan periods.