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ARTHIST/CL 190 The 12 Caesars: Sex, Lies and Politics in Ancient Rome (Fall 2016): Home

Popular perceptions of Rome’s first twelve Caesars (who included Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian) are often fueled by the ancient biographer Suetonius’s lurid and scandalous accounts of the period. This cou


D. Hurley, Suetonius. The Caesars. Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG277 .S83 2011 )

Barrett, ed. Lives of the Caesars Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG274 .L56 2008 )

K. Galinsky, Augustus. Introduction to the Life of an Emperor Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG279 .G175 2012 )

J. Osgood, Claudius Caeser: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire, Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG284 .O84 2011 )

G. Morgan, 69 A.D., the Year of the Four Emperors, Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG286 .W44 2000 )

B. Levick, Vespasian, Robert W. Woodruff Library Book Stacks (DG289 .L48 1999 )


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Ceasars: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian

Brill's New Pauly encyclopaedia of the ancient world
REFERENCE DE5 .B7 2002 (4 vols.)
English translation of the authoritative Der Neue Pauly, an update of the academic standard Paulys Real-encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. This interdisciplinary work provides easy, direct access to names, places, dates, and objects from all areas of Greek and Roman culture.

The Oxford classical dictionary
REF-DESK DE5 .O9 1996
Covers interdisciplinary concepts in the classical world such as law, history, art and literature, put together by an international team of contributors.

Oxford Art Online (incl. Grove Art)
 Oxford Art Online includes Grove Art Online (an encyclopedia of over 40,000 articles covering art, artists, and all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography, as well as digital images of the most frequently studied works of art).  Don't forget to review the helpful bibliographies at the end of the signed Grove entries.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. Brian M. Fagan, ed., Oxford University Press 1996. REFERENCE CC70 .O96 1996 or Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.

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