Posts Tagged 'roman history'

tomato-bird:

A fun comic I made based off what I learned about the Julio-Claudians from my Art History class…Roman emperors were kind of hilarious, omg. They’re a bit more based off their likenesses than, say Himaruya’s emperor designs (but I like those too haha). I sent it to my Art History TA and she really liked it eheheh

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stdyngs:

so as an aspiring classicist (slash medievalist) i like roman history A Lot, and i read about it A Lot, and over time i’ve come up with A Lot of reliable resources for studying it. 

online:

ancient sources:

  • the history of rome (livy) – covers from rome’s (obscure, semimythological) early history all the way up to the reign of augustus. long, dull, but relatively worth it.
  • lives of the twelve caesars (suetonius) – deals with the lives of julius caesar through to emperor domitian. fair warning: people don’t call suetonius an ancient gossip columnist for nothing, so take him with a grain of salt.
  • annals (tacitus) – reign of tiberius to reign of nero, everyone loves this one.
  • de bello gallico (julius caesar) – caesar’s own record of his campaign in gaul, aka roman war propaganda. short but important part of roman history.

books:

i’ve read most of these and been recommended the rest, but they reflect my own interest in specific subjects. you can find a more comprehensive list here.

audio:

riboflavian:

riboflavian:

Augustus describes the second triumvirate like one of those group projects where one person has to do all the work because everyone else is a slacker but really it was one of those group projects where one person does all the work because they don’t trust the other members to live up to their standards

[Augustus voice] you can’t give Antony and Lepidus the same grade as me I did all the work 

antony: now that caesar’s dead i’m going to move to egypt, declare myself a god, and start a civil war
octavian and lepidus: why
antony: he was like 85% of my impulse control


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