Fri April 16
law on the
of Vespasian (
integration of Western Empire:
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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;
…and Hadrian's peace
Life of Hadrian,
pp. 575-93) and skim
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
public and private Romanization
baths, theater, circus, and amphitheater:
, pp. 51-53) [skim
, 98, 218, 484].
How different was the theatrical production described in
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
, pp. 52-53, what was so exciting about a chariot race?
Roman bath; Roman theater;
Fri April 23
Importing Eastern religions,
Eastern cults and Christianity: