True about there always being an Augustus question. The way they worded the question creation criteria means there will be. That's why they're splitting him up in later years (but not making him a personality, rather a period).Don Mackey said:Essentially there will always be a Augustus question. It is unlikely that there will be another one on the constitutional development of his powers. When creating notes for this topic ignore Gaius there is not enough to ask about him and there has not yet been a single question on him since the 3 unit old HSC. preparing for Tiberius and Augustus is probably pretty safe and then the other 2 emperors if you wish but go through previous papers they will all essentially ask you especially on Augustus to talk about reforms maintenance of power etc. Thus you can create a maliable response to answer a question on him. Remember that you are only allowed to answer certain questions in combination with your second historical period. Thus be careful what you choose to use.
You do realise that 2006 HSCers chose either Augustus or the Julio Claudians? I mean, for 2006, they're different Period options:Skryp said:^ Haha dude. Augustus is like the central figure of this study, I believe the topic is, "Augustus & The Julio-Claudians"...In just about any exam you will do for Ancient in Year 12...there will be one if not multiple questions relating directly to Augustus. I've only really seen one exam where he hasn't featured. I strongly suggest that you look at past papers and see how much Augustus is really a part of it and what areas you should know. Check the Syllabus, its all there and check the notes section on this site for some basic notes.
Best of Luck, Peace.
Section IV — Historical Periods
Question 35 — Option J – Greece: Fourth-century Greece to the death of Philip of Macedon
Question 36 — Option K – Rome: 264–133 BC
Question 37 — Option L – Rome: Political revolution in Rome 133–78 BC
Question 38 — Option M – Rome: The fall of the Roman Republic 78–31 BC
Question 39 — Option N – Rome: The Augustan Age 44 BC – AD 14
Question 40 — Option O – Rome: Rome in the time of the Julio-Claudians AD 14–69
Question 41 — Option P – Rome: The Roman Empire AD 69–235
The Board looked at it from a practicality point - Augustus is too much to be encorporated within a period. It came to the point where you could guarantee an sole question on Augustus, and a lot of students did feel they were studying 'Augustus and the rest'.Joe Geranio said:Oh how much you miss if you only focus on the pricipate of Augustus!!
Look at propaganda that changed just on the coinage after Augustus!! for Tiberius, and especially Caligula, then you have the intrigue of Claudius and his wives, along with all the great or awful thing Princeps Nero did? Read The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus for Nero, most of Caligulan history was lost in ANNALS, and beware of Suetonius who had an axe to grind?
The Portraiture of Caligula