CLA 3244 – The Twelve Caesars

A study of the force of the emperor's personality on the course of Roman history. With a look back at the career of Julius Caesar, the course examines the lives and policies of the Caesars from Augustus to Domitian. Study of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars and Tacitus' Annals and Histories and discussion of the conventions of ancient biography and historiography. Prerequisite: HIST 2244. IV