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Presentation or Panel Title

Roman Propaganda in the Age of Augustus

Location

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 1:20 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 1:35 PM

Department

History

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Jordan Lieser, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This paper is an examination of the methods and utilizations of propaganda in the Late Republic/Early Imperial period of Ancient Rome. The focus is on the propaganda of Augustus Caesar whose rulership ushered in the era referred to as the Pax Romana or Roman Peace. Augustus created a mythical image of himself that served as inspiration for future emperors. This image and its influence on future Romans is also examined. Today, we have film and/or television acting as the primary focal point for propaganda. In ancient Rome, the primary methods were statues and monuments (though these are still used today as well). This paper will examine Augustus’ use of propaganda to seize power and also to remain in power in a monumentally transformative period of the Roman Empire.

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Roman Propaganda in the Age of Augustus

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

This paper is an examination of the methods and utilizations of propaganda in the Late Republic/Early Imperial period of Ancient Rome. The focus is on the propaganda of Augustus Caesar whose rulership ushered in the era referred to as the Pax Romana or Roman Peace. Augustus created a mythical image of himself that served as inspiration for future emperors. This image and its influence on future Romans is also examined. Today, we have film and/or television acting as the primary focal point for propaganda. In ancient Rome, the primary methods were statues and monuments (though these are still used today as well). This paper will examine Augustus’ use of propaganda to seize power and also to remain in power in a monumentally transformative period of the Roman Empire.