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Lecture 16a


AugustusŐ Successors


General perspectives

1. Augustus a hard act to follow
2. exaggerated reports of decadence

I.   Tiberius (A.D. 14-37); Sejanus, maiestas trials, Capri

II.  Gaius Caligula (A.D. 37-41); his horse as consul (A.D. 39)

III.  Claudius (A.D. 41-54); Messallina, Agrippina; Britain

IV. Nero (A.D. 54-68); Seneca, Burrus; Rome burning and Christians: odio humani generis (Tacitus); Golden House and Colossus


Test #2 next Tuesday. Please bring #2 pencils and bluebooks.


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