The syllabus committee changed it this year. Now the Julio-Claudians unit contains Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero and the Year of the Four Emperors (Galba, Otho, Vitellius and the start of Vespasian's reign)Shazzeh said:what i'm getting confused with is that people are talking about Augustus in the Julio-Claudian section. he wasn't one. it was only Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero. wasn't Augustus a choice in the personality unit? i'm just going on what i've been told.
For 2007 students looking for info...please do NOT watch the 'I Claudius' TV mini-series. While it was a popular mini-series and granted it does put a kind of 'human face' to this time period of Roman history, the series is full of 'additions' that are not based on historical fact. The danger here is that you will mention aspects of this series in your examination and nothing impresses a marker less than incorrect information from a TV mini-series. So I recommend that unless you are VERY secure in your knowledge of the facts and know Suetonius, Tacitius and Cassius Dio as well as modern historians like Scullard back to front; do not subject yourself to a 'source' that is full of so much incorrect information.emanuellasker said:have u ever thought of watching i claudius?
I dont really like the wording of some of the quotes such as "• AGRIPPINA-Claudius fell under her attraction, but she was also his niece. This was considered incestuous and a senatorial dispensation was required for them to marry. She wanted to advance her son, Nero and he became a threat to Claudius’ son, BRITANNICUS. Her conspiracy resulted in Claudius’ murder." That last line made me laugh, show me evidence lady! dont speculate when it comes to my hsc marks!This thread is really takin off!!
As previously mentioned, here are some notes on good old Clau-Clau-Claudius, bless him!