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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.

Course learning outcomes

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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