640019 VO Ancient History II: The Flavian Dynasty

summer semester 2021 | Last update: 15.03.2021 Place course on memo list
VO Ancient History II: The Flavian Dynasty
VO 2
every 3rd semester

The students deepen their knowledge of Roman History. They have konwledge of main sources as well as of research discourses on subject.

The lecture deals with the relatively short rule of the Flavian dynasty. After a period of great unrest and civil wars, Vespasian (69-79) as his sons Titus (79-81) and Domitian (81-96) proved to be capable and successful rulers; during their rule important events such as the establishment of the Germanic provinces, the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, and the fall of Pompeii took place. In addition to the history of these events, attention will be paid to the legitimation strategies of this new dynasty and the emperors’ self-portrayal, who deliberately distanced themselves from Nero as the last representative of the Iulian-Claudian dynasty, and liked themselves instead to the first Roman emperor Augustus. In addition, the structural conditions and foundations of the principat as a particular form of government, already established at this time, will be examined. All this will be conducted by means of close examination of literary, epigraphic, numismatic and archaeological sources.

Digital teaching; lecture with opportuinity of discussion.


Written exam

Will be announcend in the lecture.

block in March; participants will be contacted by the lecturer concerning the exact date

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