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翻譯:姚凱(簡介並寄信)
編輯:陳玉侖(簡介並寄信)、馬景文(簡介並寄信)
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論文主題
Paper Topics

本課程要求學生寫三篇論文:
Students will be required to write three papers for this course:

論文一
Paper 1

第八課時提交
Due on session 8.

論文長五頁,佔20%,形式是對塔西佗和(或)蘇埃托尼烏斯著作媢龠囓j斯都和(或)尼祿的論述進行批判性分析。同學可以自選題目或任選以下兩者之一:
Five pages in length and worth 20%, this paper will take the form of a critical analysis of the accounts of Augustus and/or Nero in Tacitus and/or Suetonius. Students may devise their own topic or write on one of the following:

  1. 1. 「塔西佗筆下的尼祿,與其說是不偏不倚重建歷史的偶然結果,不如說是一個文學人物。」根據塔西佗《編年史》13到16卷的內容來討論這個命題。
    'Tacitus' Nero is a literary figure, rather than the casual result of impartial historical reconstruction.' Discuss this claim with reference to Books 13-16 of Tacitus, Annals.

  2. 2. 「在現代,簡樸被認為是蘇埃托尼烏斯作品的主要特點,沒有其他明顯的文學藝術性質。」依據蘇埃托尼烏斯所寫奧古斯都和尼祿的傳記,討論這命題和蘇埃托尼烏斯作為一個超然客觀學者的相關看法。
    'In modern times, simplicity has been seen as the main characteristic of Suetonius' writing, in the absence of any obvious literary artistry.' Discuss this claim, and the associated view of Suetonius as a detached and objective scholar, with reference to Suetonius' biographies of Augustus and Nero.

論文二
Paper 2

第15課時提交
Due on session 15.

論文二長五頁,佔20%,目的在於訓練學員的能力,解讀帝國時期的藝術和建築作為創造和傳播羅馬帝王形象的媒體。
Five pages in length and worth 20%. The aim of the exercise for Paper 2 is to develop your skills in the interpretation of the art and architecture of the Imperial period as a medium through which images of emperors were created and disseminated.

你的論文要著重以下奧古斯都遺跡之一:
Your Paper 2 should focus on one of the following Augustan monuments:

  • 和平祭壇
    The Ara Pacis
  • Prima Porta的奧古斯都像
    The Statue of Augustus from Prima Porta
  • 奧古斯都廣場
    The Forum of Augustus

在進一步闡述你選擇的遺跡,你應該思考如以下的一些問題:
In developing your interpretation of your chosen monument, you should be thinking about a range of questions including the following:

  • 是誰委託製作這些紀念遺跡?
    Who commissioned the monument?
  • 這最初是在什麼的背景下出現的?
    In what context did the monument originally appear?
  • 這描繪了什樣的形象?(需要一定數量的簡單描述)
    What images are portrayed on the monument (a certain amount of simple description will be required)?
  • 它的訊息是否明晰清晰?
    How clear-cut is the message/meaning of the monument?
  • 它怎樣和你唸過的蘇埃托尼烏斯、塔西佗、《功績》的記述有聯繫?
    How does it relate to what you have encountered in Tacitus, Suetonius, the Res Gestae?

論文還要求你闡述對Zanker論述有關奧古斯都時代形象的理解。Zanker對你所選的遺跡有何說法?他是怎樣利用遺跡作為更廣泛討論奧古斯都形象的部份論點?
Demonstrating an understanding of Zanker's argument(s) about images in the Age of Augustus is also required. What does Zanker have to say about your chosen monument? How does he employ the monument as part of his wider argument about the power of images under Augustus?

為了進一步準備論文,你應該閱讀Karl Galinsky的《奧古斯都文化》(1996)的相關章節,書中提出另一種觀點和Zanker的觀點對比。
To help you further in the preparation of your paper, you should read the relevant chapter from Karl Galinsky, Augustan Culture (1996), which will provide you with a second opinion with which to compare Zanker.

論文三
Paper 3

第26課時提交
Due on session 26.

論文長十頁,佔35%,作出更廣泛的分析,讓學員有機會和空間以較長的文章綜合課程各方面。本論文的評分分配如下:第21課時提交內容充實的提綱佔5%;有一次在班上作簡短陳述報告,以及其後簡略討論你的論點和論據,這佔5%(陳述報告在第13周舉行);餘下的25%是論文本身。
Ten pages in length and worth 35%, this paper will consist of a wider-ranging analysis and will provide students the opportunity, and space, to bring together various aspects of the course in a longer work of synthesis. The grading of the final paper will be broken down as follows: 5% for a substantial outline of the paper, due on session 21; 5% for a short presentation to the class, followed by a brief discussion, of your argument and the evidence on which it will rest (presentations will take place in Week 13); and the remaining 25% for the paper itself.