Final Study Guide: Spring 2002

Below are some key names, terms, events etc., intended to help you test yourself on your familiarity with the material presented in lectures and readings. NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF EVERYTHING YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR.

NB: This study guide covers only material since the midterm. You will also want to go back and familiarize yourself with the Midterm Study Guide.


As noted on the syllabus, the midterm will consist of four main sections:

1) multiple choice questions
2) brief identifications of important names, places and terms AND of 4-5 visual images.
3) 2-3 short answers on historical and cultural topics: about a paragraph with as much information as you can give us
4) a section in which you will be asked to identify and briefly comment on passages from the section readings.
The exam will be roughly 1 1/2 times as long as the midterm. As noted on the syllabus, it is cumulative but weighted toward material since the midterm.


Important people/deities (Who are they? When did they live/write or in what work do they appear? Why do they matter?)

Key Terms & Concepts Important Places Major Authors

Can you identify each of the authors below? When did each author write? What did (s)he write? Did (s)he write in prose or verse? What do you know about his/her life and career?

Historical Events (when did they happen? Why are they significant?) Important Buildings/Monuments And finally ...

A silly but useful mnemonic for remembering the names of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Antoninus Pius:

A Truant Calf Calls Noisily, "Great Obstinate, Vile Veal"
Thus Dominating Nervousness Through Hoarding Apple-Peel

Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, "Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian"
Titus, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius

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