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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.
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The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor
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.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free World History courses or view the range of currently available OU World History courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 21st January 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 21st January 2016
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