Classical Studies | The Golden Age of Rome
C361 | 0916 | Bannon
This courses meets from 1:00-2:15 pm. MW in BH 244.
The Golden Age of Rome is usually connected with the rule of the
emperor Augustus, but the golden agei s also a powerful cultural
ideal–a paradoxical, unattainable paradise–that captured the Romans’
ambivalence toward empire. In C361, we will follow the Romans’ lead
in questioning the idea of a Golden Age as it was expressed in Roman
literature, art, and archaeology of the Augustan period.
Vergil, Aeneid. Trans. R. Fitzgerald. New York: Vintage Books, 1981.
Zanker, P. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus. Ann Arbor,
Mich.: The University of Michigan Press, 1990.
Wallace-Hadrill, A. Augustan Rome. Classical World Series. London:
Duckworth (Bristol Classical Press), 1993.