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Roman Emperor Assessment (Bailey): Details of the Assignment

Assignment Handout

Roman Emperor Assessment   Due 1/17/2012

 

 

Use at least 2 actual print sources and at least 2 highly reputable web-based sources, which might include ABC-Clio and/or Facts On File.  Include a bibliography as well.

 

Write a short (2 to 3 page TYPED) analytical essay about your of this emperor in which you address the following questions. Include a thesis statement.

 

Did he make the empire stronger? If so, how? Did he weaken or damage the empire?  If so, how?  Did he uphold and carry forth the concept of Princeps as defined by Augustus Caesar? What are the 3 most important developments during his reign?

You will also be expected to give a short (3 minute) oral presentation.  Presentations will be in class on Tuesday and Wednesday.

                                                2nd pd              7th pd

                     Claudius                      Kehinde          Reid Parker

 

                     Vespasian                    Leftwich         Euverard

 

                     Domitian                     Lothers            Owen

 

                     Nerva                          Wood              Scholer

 

                     Trajan                          Rudolph          Carey

 

                     Hadrian                       Luster              Logan

 

                     Antoninus Pius            Thomas

 

                     Marcus Aurelius          Kinman

 

                     Commodus                  O’Donnell       Swenson

 

                     Septimus Severus        Rich                 Snow

 

                     Caracalla                     Porter              Powell

Roman Emperors

ROMAN EMPERORS


Julio-Claudians

(31 or) 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Augustus
14 - 37
Tiberius
37 - 41
Caligula
41 - 54
Claudius
54 - 68
Nero

 

Flavian Dynasty

69 - 79 Vespasian
79 - 81
Titus
81 - 96
Domitian

 

5 Good Emperors

96 - 98 Nerva
98 - 117
Trajan
117 - 138
Hadrian
138 - 161
Antoninus Pius
161 - 180
Marcus Aurelius

 

177/180 - 192 Commodus
193
Pertinax
193
Didius Julianus
193 - 194 Pescennius Niger
193 - 197 Clodius Albinus

  

 

Severans

193 - 211 Septimius Severus
198/212 - 217
Caracalla
217 - 218
Macrinus
218 - 222
Elagabalus
222 - 235
Severus Alexander

 

(Emperors in pd. of decline/ upheaval)

235 - 238 Maximinus
238
Gordian I and II
238
Balbinus and Pupienus
238 - 244
Gordian III
244 - 249
Philip the Arab
249 - 251
Decius
251 - 253
Gallus
253 - 260
Valerian
254 - 268
Gallienus
268 - 270
Claudius Gothicus
270 - 275
Aurelian
275 - 276
Tacitus
276 - 282
Probus
282 - 285
Carus Carinus Numerian

 

Tetrarchy

285-ca.310 Diocletian

295 L. Domitius Domitianus  
297-298 Aurelius Achilleus
303 Eugenius

(CONSTANTINE 306-07)