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HIST 497A Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire

This course guide is intended to assist students enrolled in History 497A course at California State University Northridge.

Primary Sources on Pompeii

Historians only eyewitness account of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius are letters written to the ancient historian Tacitus by Pliny the Younger, nephew to the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder. His account appears in his letters numbered LXV and LXVI.

More Sources to Consider

  • De Imperatoribus Romanis - An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families
  • Diotima - Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
  • Forum Romanum

    A collaborative project among scholars, teachers, and students with the broad purpose of bringing classical literature out of college libraries and into a more accessible, online medium.

  • HyperHistory: World History

    HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Ancient Rome

  • Perseus Digital Library

    "Digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world. Covers the Archaic and Classical Greek world, with Latin text, Renaissance materials, and Papyri." --Librarian's Index to the Internet