The midterm exam will be on Friday, October 26 during class (1:30-2:20 PM).
NB: Please bring an EXAMINATION BOOK.
I will briefly go over this on Friday, October 19.
In each Part you will have considerable choice. The best answers to the questions you’ll be asked will display a familiarity with the sources you’ve read (secondary and primary) over the past few weeks.
Part I. Identifications (terms, people, events, important dates, etc.) with brief comment (a couple of sentences).
Part II. Selection of passages from what you’ve read in C&F (the course pack). You’ll be asked to comment briefly on one or more points of historical, political, etc. significance.
- Part III. An essay on one of two topics. Either:
a) Augustan reforms (focus on ONE of these three: provinces, magistracies, army)
b) evolution of Augustus’ powers (in addition to the readings, refer to my Summary of Augustus' Powers for a list of what those powers were and when he acquired them)
☞ Obviously, you should give some thought to what you'll write in your essay beforehand, but you will not be able to use notes or consult texts during the exam.