This list relates to the semester Semester 1 2020 which does not start until 01/01/2020
  1. Roman archaeology for historians - Ray Laurence 2012 (electronic resource)

    Book Required

  2. Roman social history: a sourcebook - Tim G. Parkin, Arthur J. Pomeroy 2007 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  3. A History of the Roman Equestrian Order - Caillan Davenport 2018 (electronic resource)

    Book Further

  4. Main Primary Sources 5 items
    1. Lives of the Caesars - Catharine Edwards, Suetonius 2000

      Book Required

    2. The annals: the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero - Cornelius Tacitus, J. C. Yardley, Anthony A. Barrett 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required

    3. Complete letters - P. G. Walsh, Pliny 2009

      Book Required

    4. Lives of the later Caesars: the first part of the Augustan history : with newly compiled Lives of Nerva and Trajan - Anthony Birley 1976

      Book Recommended

  5. Sourcebooks 4 items
    1. Augustus to Nero: a Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68 - David C. Braund 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Tiberius to Nero - M. G. L. Cooley c2011

      Book Recommended

    3. The use of documentary evidence in the study of Roman imperial history - Brian W. Jones, R. D. Milns 1984

      Book Recommended

    4. The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian - Robert Kenneth Sherk 1988 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  6. Discussions of Sources 27 items
    1. Tacitus 2012

      Book Recommended

    2. The sources of the Historia Augusta - Timothy D. Barnes 1978

      Book Recommended

    3. Satires of Rome: threatening poses from Lucilius to Juvenal - Kirk Freudenburg 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Coinage and identity in the Roman Provinces - C. J. Howgego, Volker Heuchert, Andrew Burnett c2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Ancient history from coins - C. J. Howgego 1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Understanding Roman inscriptions - L. J. F. Keppie 1991 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. Tacitus - Ronald H. Martin 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. Roman historiography: an introduction to its basic aspects and development - Andreas Mehl 2011

      Book Recommended

    9. Tacitus - Ronald Mellor 1993 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. Latin historians - Christina Shuttleworth Kraus, A. J. Woodman 1997

      Book Recommended

    11. Tacitus and the Tacitean Tradition - Torrey James Luce, Anthony John Woodman 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    12. Tacitus and the Principate - John Percival 10/1980

      Article Recommended

    13. Tacitean Rumours - Israel Shatzman 1974

      Article Recommended

    14. A Historical and Social Commentary - A. N. Sherwin-White 1998

      Book Recommended

    15. Tacitus Vol ll - Ronald Syme, American Council of Learned Societies 1958 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    16. Historia Augusta papers - Ronald Syme 1983

      Book Recommended

    17. Suetonius - Andrew Wallace-Hadrill 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    18. The Cambridge companion to Tacitus 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

  7. General 22 items
    1. Aspects of Roman history, AD 14-117 - Richard Alston 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. The Roman empire: economy, society and culture - Peter Garnsey, Richard P. Saller, Jaś Elsner, Marguerite Hirt Raj ©2015

      Book Recommended

    3. Social status and legal privilege in the Roman Empire - Peter Garnsey 1970

      Book Recommended

    4. The Roman world, 44 BC-AD 180 - Martin Goodman 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Power and status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284 - Inge Mennen 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Rome, the Greek world, and the East: Volume 2: Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire - Fergus Millar, Hannah Cotton, Guy MacLean Rogers 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    7. The Romanization of Britain: an essay in archaeological interpretation - Martin Millett 1990

      Book Recommended

    8. A companion to the Roman Empire - D. S. Potter 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. The Roman revolution - Ronald Syme 1960, c1939 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. The Julio-Claudian emperors, AD 14-70 - Thomas Wiedemann 1989

      Book Recommended

    11. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization 18/11/2016

      Book Recommended Read Witcher, Robert, Chapter 7 Part 4: The globalized Roman world, pp.634-651

  8. Turtorial 1: Documentary Evidence 5 items
    1. Epigraphic evidence: ancient history from inscriptions - John Bodel 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Pages 1-56: Epigraphy and the ancient historian

    2. Representations of empire: Rome and the Mediterranean world c2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Werner Eck, Chapter 7: Imperial administration and epigraphy: in defence of prosopography

  9. Tutorial 2: Tacitus, Tiberius, and Sejanus 11 items
    1. Ancient Evidence 4 items
      1. Annals

        Book Required Read Annals, book 4 (If you are pressed for time, you can skip the foreign affairs in 4.23-5 and 4.45-51)

      2. Histories

        Book Recommended Note also, for the complete story of Sejanus, Tacitus, Annals, 1.24, 1.69, 3.16, 3.29, 3.66, 3.72

      3. Annals

        Book Recommended Note also, for the complete story of Sejanus, Tacitus, Annals, 5.1-5; 5.6-5.9

      4. Suetonius - Suetonius, John Carew Rolfe 1997-1998

        Book Recommended Compare, on Sejanus: Suetonius, Tiberius 48-49, 55, 61-62, 65.

    2. Modern Scholarship 7 items
      1. Sejanus. Whose Conspiracy? - Ann Boddington 1963

        Article Recommended

      2. Seianus Augustus - E. Champlin 2012

        Article Recommended

      3. Pages 1-34: Introduction - R. H. Martin, A. J. Woodman 1989

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Tacitus - Ronald Syme 1958.

        Book Recommended Read R. Syme, Chapter XXX: The Sceptical Historian, pp.397-407

      5. Rhetoric in classical historiography: four studies - A. J. Woodman 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read pages 180-196.

  10. Tutorial 3: The Murder of Agrippina 10 items
    1. Ancient Evidence 3 items
      1. Annals

        Book Required Read Annals 14.1-13.

      2. Suetonius - Suetonius, John Carew Rolfe 1997-1998

        Book Required Read Nero 34.1-5

      3. Roman History, Volume VIII

        Book Required Read Roman History 62.11-14

    2. Modern Scholarship 7 items
      1. Agrippina: sex, power, and politics in the early Empire - Anthony Barrett 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read: Chapters 7-8.

      2. Representing Agrippina: constructions of female power in the early Roman Empire - Judith Ginsburg, Eric Gruen 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 1.V "The murder of Agrippina"

      3. Nero: the end of a dynasty - Miriam T. Griffin 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  11. Tutorial 4: Pliny and Trajan 11 items
    1. Ancient Evidence 2 items
      1. Letters, Volume II: Books 8-10. Panegyricus

        Book Required Read book 10, letters 1, 6-9, 13-24, 29-34, 37-40, 45-8, 65-6, 94-97

      2. Letters, Volume II: Books 8-10. Panegyricus

        Book Recommended Read the rest of book 10 of Pliny’s Letters

    2. Modern Scholarship 9 items
      1. Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger: an introduction - Roy Gibson, Ruth Morello 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire: Volume 2: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire - Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, Guy MacLean Rogers 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Trajan: Government by Correspondence

      3. Rome and the Black Sea region: domination, Romanisation, resistance 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Pages 93-108: Pliny's Province

  12. Tutorial 5: Coinage and Consensus 7 items
    1. Imperial ideology and provincial loyalty in the Roman Empire - Clifford Ando c2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 6: Images of Emperor and the Empire

    2. Propaganda and imperial coinage - Barbara Levick 1982

      Article Recommended

    3. The Emperor and His Virtues - Andrew Wallace-Hadrill 1981

      Article Recommended

  13. Tutorial 6: Ancient Deforestation? 4 items
    1. The ancient Mediterranean environment between science and history - William V. Harris 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read W.V. Harris, Defining and Detecting Mediterranean Deforestation, 800BCE to 700CE, pp.173-194

  14. Tutorial 7: Migration at Isola Sacra 7 items
    1. Isotopic evidence for age-related immigration to imperial Rome - Tracy L. Prowse, Henry P. Schwarcz, Peter Garnsey, Martin Knyf 04/2007

      Article Required

    2. The impact of mobility and migration in the Roman empire: proceedings of the twelfth workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Rome, June 17-19, 2015) - Elio Lo Cascio, Laurens Ernst Tacoma, Miriam J. Groen-Vallinga, Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Tacoma, Laurens E., Chapter 8: Bones, Stones, and Monica: Isola Sacra Revisited, pp.132–154

    3. Foreigners at Rome: citizens and strangers - David Noy 2000

      Book Recommended

  15. Tutorial 8: Gauls in Roman Society 5 items
    1. Globalizing Roman culture: unity, diversity and empire - Richard Hingley 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read especially 'Reconstructing Roman culture in a global context', pp.47-48 & Chapter 5: Fragmenting identities, pp.91-116

  16. Tutorial 9: Worshipping the Emperor in Greece 8 items
    1. A companion to Roman religion - Jörg Rüpke 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Peter Herz, Chapter 22: Emperors: Caring for the Empire and Their Successors, pp.304-316

    2. Roman Emperors and Athens - James H. Oliver 1981

      Article Recommended

  17. Tutorial 10: Recap and Exam Prep 16 items
    1. Ancient Evidence 6 items
      1. Agricola. Germania. Dialogue on Oratory

        Book Required Read Agricola 5, 11-21, 29- 32

      2. The Vindolanda writing tablets (tabulae Vindolandenses II) - Alan K. Bowman, David Thomas 1994

        Book Required For an introduction to these tablets, found at the Roman frontier fort of Vindolanda in northern England

      3. Letters, Volume II: Books 8-10. Panegyricus

        Book Recommended Read Letters Book 10, Letter 6-7, 23-4, 39-40, 47-53, 79-80, 90-93, 96-97, 108-109, 112-13, 118-19 (concerns the government of the Roman province of Bithynia in Asia Minor)

      4. Part 2: Inscriptions: A. Official Documents - Brian W. Jones, R. D. Milns 1984

        Chapter Recommended Read document nos. 23, 26, 30, 32, 47, 53 & 61

      5. The use of documentary evidence in the study of Roman imperial history - Brian W. Jones, R. D. Milns 1984

        Book Recommended Read document no. 79. High Use copy held in the Central Library.

    2. Modern Scholarship 10 items
      1. Chapter 3: Cultural diversity and unity: Empire and Rome - Richard Hingley 2010

        Chapter Recommended For online access to this reading, see this same reference above on the reading list in section titled ‘General’.

      2. The use of documentary evidence in the study of Roman imperial history - Brian W. Jones, R. D. Milns 1984

        Book Recommended

      3. The Romanization of Britain: an essay in archaeological interpretation - Martin Millett 1990

        Book Recommended

      4. Pages 221-232: Winning hearts, minds, and stomachs? Artefactual or artificial evidence for Romanization - Jeroen Poblome, Philip Bes, Veerle Lauwers 2007

        Chapter Recommended For online access to this reading, see this same reference above on the reading list in section titled ‘General’.

      5. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization 18/11/2016

        Book Recommended Read Witcher, Robert, Chapter 7 Part 4: The globalized Roman world, pp.634-651

      6. The Romanization of Roman Britain. - Francis J. Haverfield 1915

        Book Recommended

  18. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

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