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The many guises of the emperor Augustus
The many guises of the emperor Augustus

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how political leaders can construct various different roles to appeal to as many people as possible
  • understand the key role that visual representation and dress plays in these roles
  • show knowledge about the personality and history of Rome’s first emperor Augustus, and some of the ways in which he consolidated his power
  • analyse images and source texts, and compare them to one another.