syllabus - April 16-26 Fri April 16 2nd-century pax...

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April 16-26 Fri April 16 2 nd -century pax Romana: Trajan's wars… law on the imperium of Vespasian ( CP, p. 37) ; integration of Western Empire: WR, 102-07, 112-14 ; Tacitus, Agricola, 19-21 ( H, pp. 437-38 ); Trajan's micromanagement: Pliny ( CP, pp. 38-39 ); Trajan’s column : WR, 486 [see images on pp. 122-25 ]. What was unprecedented about Vespasian’s lex de imperio Vespasiani? What military campaign does Trajan's column celebrate? In letter 33, what request does Pliny as governor of Bithynia make of Trajan? In letter 96, what request does Pliny as governor of Bithynia make of Trajan? lex de imperio Vespasiani; Trajan's foreignpolicy; Trajan's domestic policy; Trajan's column Mon April 19 …and Hadrian's peace Life of Hadrian, 1-16 ( H, pp. 575-93) and skim the rest . How did Hadrian show his love for Greek culture? How did Hadrian undermine Trajan’s foreign policy? Why was Hadrian unpopular with the Senate straight from the start? How did Hadrian ingratiate himself with his soldiers? Hadrian’ s foreign policy; Hadrian’s love of Greece Wed April 21 Exporting public and private Romanization baths, theater, circus, and amphitheater: Appendix 3 ( CP , pp. 51-53) [skim WR , 98, 218, 484]. How different was the theatrical production described in CP, p. 51, from that we read earlier of Terence? What activities took place in a Roman bath-house – apart from bathing? Seneca was scandalized by imperial bathing fashions; but why do you think these became popular especially among foreigners and the poor? According to Sidonius Apollinaris’ account in CP , pp. 52-53, what was so exciting about a chariot race? Roman bath; Roman theater; Circus Maximus ; Colosseum Fri April 23 Importing Eastern religions, Isis: Apuleius  ( CP, pp .  40-44 ) [ Eastern cults and Christianity:  skim WR , 253-58;   382-84 ]. In
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