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Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid

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Why was Augustus a successful ruler?

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1. Which statement correctly analyzes Augustus' relationship to poetry?

2. What does this quote by Horace mean, '''smit by loyal passion's restless stings, Rome for her Caesar yearns?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet gauge your understanding of the representation of Caesar Augustus and how three poets contributed to and aided him in his rise to power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How Caesar Augustus secured his authority in Rome
  • Factors that made up Caesar Augustus' propaganda campaign
  • The mastermind of Caesar Augustus' propaganda campaign
  • Virgil's greatest contribution to Caesar Augustus popularity
  • Why Ovid fell out of favor as a propagandist

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the related article on Virgil, Horace and Ovid
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of propaganda
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Caesar Augustus in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences in the roles played by Virgil, Horace and Ovid

Additional Learning

To learn more about the roles played by propaganda in the establishment of our view of the reign Caesar Augustus, review the accompanying lesson on Virgil, Horace and Ovid. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how Caesar Augustus rose to power
  • Learn about the role played by Maecenas in Caesar Augustus' rise
  • Discuss the degrees of loyalty to Caesar Augustus held by Virgil and Horace
  • Examine how Ovid's writings may have led to his exile
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