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Augustus' Political Career and the Beginning of the Empire
Closing out the final century BCE and beginning the first new century of CE, the Roman government underwent significant transformation with respect to voting assemblies, offices held, and the Roman army. Augustus’s political career marks multiple events that shifted the roman republic into the empire it became during his reign., San Diego State University
Augustus' reforms of the Senate, Military, and Public Law
Could one man change the entire path of the Roman Republic? End the brutal years of civil war? Bring peace and stability to Rome for hundreds of years? At what cost? Gaius Octavius Caesar Augustus achieved and maintained great power and transitioned Rome from a dying Republic to a lasting Empire. It is evident in this timeline that Augustus laid the foundation for future emperors by reforming many constitutional laws, that of the senate, the military and public law in a quick and effective manner., San Diego State University
Bellum Civilis: Mortem Reipublicae
In the years 49-45 BCE Rome plunged into a bloody civil war. Often referred to as Caesar’s Civil War, the conflict would ultimately decide the fate of the two remaining members of the original triumvirate: Gaius Julius Caesar and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus., Final Digital Humanities assignment for Roman History (HIST 503), taught by Dr. Elizabeth Pollard. Students worked individually to create a thesis-driven and evidence-based interactive timeline or map detailing a theme in Roman History. Details about the class can be found at the class website (link may not be active): sites.google.com/sdsu.edu/hist503/, San Diego State University
Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC
This StoryMap, which showcases Caesar’s significant battles during the Civil War, is best shown in a spatial format because the real lack of strategy can be seen. The StoryMap presentation of the Civil War he fought from 49 to 44 BC reveals that even though Caesar knew how to succeed strategically in war, he chose to respond tactically to each battle., San Diego State University
Digital Humanities Showcase and DH Center Grand Opening
Digital Humanities Spring 2018 Showcase and DH Center Grand Opening. Also included, Third Annual Electronic Literature Competition., San Diego State University
Digital Humanities Spring Showcase
Digital Humanities 2017 Spring Showcase and Second Annual Electronic Literature Competition., San Diego State University
Gladiators
Gladiators were the most feared and sought-after warriors in ancient Rome. Gladiatorial fighting in the Roman empire was an essential feature of social and political life because it distracted the populace from political and economic problems., Final Digital Humanities assignment for Roman History (HIST 503), taught by Dr. Elizabeth Pollard. Students worked individually to create a thesis-driven and evidence-based interactive timeline or map detailing a theme in Roman History. Details about the class can be found at the class website (link may not be active): sites.google.com/sdsu.edu/hist503/, San Diego State University
Roma Antiqua and the Syrian Liaison
Having historically encapsulated massive stretches of European, North African, and Middle Eastern lands, the Roman Empire breached and held dominance over tens of millions of denizens across various culturally rich lands, one of which came to be known as Syria. Provincia Syria was a highly contested terrain located at the gate of Asia. These geographically hollow lands between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates proved to be ethnically strong and would become the most highly contested in almost all of human history. The Syrian Roman relationship would open the flood gates to a new era of provincial clout, leaving the Roman Empire unrecognizable., San Diego State University
Roman Dress and Identity
Historical fashion is an area of study that is often overlooked as frivolous or superficial when it comes to studying history and historical cultures. Roman dress and identity reveal and reflect underlying beliefs and sometimes contradictory elements of Roman society--namely its glorification of traditional Roman virtues. This timeline explores changing fashion trends as way to trace changes in Roman values and efforts to assert social dominance. The timeline also discusses how the development and treatment of Rome’s national garment, the Toga, reflects the conflicts between traditional Roman virtue and status and the eventual break-down of a Roman identity., San Diego State University
The Life of Agrippina the Younger
The imperial women of the Julio-Claudian dynasty made their mark on Roman history through their calculating political decisions that enabled them to reinforce the innate power they held in their bloodlines., Final Digital Humanities assignment for Roman History (HIST 503), taught by Dr. Elizabeth Pollard. Students worked individually to create a thesis-driven and evidence-based interactive timeline or map detailing a theme in Roman History. Details about the class can be found at the class website (link may not be active): sites.google.com/sdsu.edu/hist503/, San Diego State University
Treaties and Territories: the Momentum of Rome’s Engagements
Ancient Rome is perhaps best known for its military might, but it was once a small agrarian city-state. This timeline uses ancient sources to argue that Ancient Rome became the militaristic empire that it would become due to its early engagements., San Diego State University

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