(Duiker 127-134; Brians: 90-94, 104-106)
* Map Quiz on map 5.3 in Duiker, p. 132
Questions about Duiker:
What leader’s life and death helped set the stage for the death of the Roman Republic? *What were some of the achievements of Augustus? What building created for Hadrian is one of the grandest surviving in Rome?
Questions about Lucretius:
The Nature of Things:*What sorts of fears is Lucretius trying to get people to overcome? Why does he insist that everything happens according to natural laws?
Question about “Epitaph from the tomb of a Roman wife:”
*What seem to have been the qualities Romans prized in women?
Questions about Marcus Aurelius: The Meditations: What arguments does Aurelius offer to help people accept death? How persuasive do you find them? *Explain. How does this philosophy emphasize the independence of the individual? Does this emphasis on the individual result in selfishness? What theme does Aurelius share with the poem by Horace?
Lucretius: The Nature of Things
Horace: “We All Must Die”
Relationship of Rome to its colonies
Engineering & Architecture
Illustration of a typical Roman city, its destruction
- Roman Portraits in Ancient Egypt
- Etruscan art in the Vatican Museum
- French paintings of Roman historical subjects
- Tacitus: Annals (History of Ancient Rome)
- Lucretius: On the Nature of Things
- The Life of Julius Caesar, by Plutarch
- De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors
- Cicero home page
- Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
- Ancient Roman Dishes (recipes)
- Subterranean Rome