Writing assignment: Answer two of the following four questions.
(1) What was the Augustan Settlement? How did Augustus balance his perceived need for absolute power with his concern to lend the impression that the republic had been restored and the old ways were being observed?
(2) Read the selections from The Aeneid from Lesson 49, and skim this essay on The Aeneid. What is the basic story of this epic? Why do you think this great literary work has also been called an exercise in political propaganda?
(3) Discuss the autobiography of Augustus.
(4) Use your reading and the video lesson to summarize important events in the life of Julius Caesar.