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Res Gestae: Propaganda in the Ancient World

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Res Gestae: Propaganda in the Ancient World

Res Gestae: Propaganda in the Ancient World Partner(s): Myles McDonnell
Arts and Sciences

Access: Columbia only
Released: September 2002

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This Multimedia Study Enviroment offers an English translation of Augustus's famous declaration of his personal and governmental achievements. The document is annotated with definitions and helpful biographies, as well as plans, elevations, and pictures of ancient buildings. At relevant moments in the text, the writings of contemporary historians such as Dio Cassius and Suetonius are also made available.

The combined effect helps the student learn how to read history in light of political propaganda and state-sanctioned expression.

Related project categories:
Multimedia Study Environments | Philosophy and Religion