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

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If you enjoyed this short course on Augustus, dress and visual propaganda, you may also enjoy the following resources.

For more on the way that Romans and Greeks viewed and used their bodies, over and above as a place to display clothing, try this free OpenLearn course: The body in antiquity [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

For more on Roman emperors, try the free OpenLearn course The repute and reality of being a Roman Emperor or follow the emperor Hadrian around the empire in the interactive game The roamin’ Emperor.

If you’re interested in Roman history and culture more generally, you might enjoy one of these free online courses:

To learn more about Roman dress, and to ask questions of a Roman dress expert, visit the Dr Toga website.

For a humorous interview on Radio 1 about the toga, go to the BBC website (minutes 7.28 to 14.23).

This course is part of a series of courses under the title HeadStart Classical Studies. You can find details about this series as well as links to its other courses on this page.