Rome of Augustus

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Rome of Augustus

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Classics, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    300 level course in Classics, Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology or Ancient History

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This interdisciplinary course combines archaeology, art history, history, literature and sociology to explore a defining moment in the ancient world: Rome at the time of Augustus (c.44 BC-c.14 AD). The students will create an image of the emperor Augustus through his own building projects and writings and assess the role of imperial propaganda in this process. We ask how culture, identity and power were shaped in particular contexts by social factors such as religion, gender, the economy and status, presenting case studies of building projects, review contemporary philosphical ideas and contemporary comment. This interdisciplinary course enables students to develop their skills of analysis and evaluation across a range of ancient source materials.

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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