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The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor

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The Roman emperor had key relationships with several differing groups within the Roman empire, including the senate, the populace of Rome, the army and the provinces. This free course, The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor, will focus on exploring the emperor's relationship with the provinces and will show you how this relationship was represented and mediated, manifesting the culture of the empire in the figure of the emperor.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the central role played by the Roman emperor in the construction and development of culture, identity and power.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 15 hours
  • Updated Thursday 21st January 2016
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under World History
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The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor


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This course considers the relationship of the emperor with the Roman provinces, and how this relationship was mediated and represented, as well as how the culture of empire was manifested in the identity of the emperor.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 3 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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