The Golden Age
In this podcast Dr Joanna Paul & Dr Paula Jones of the Open University discuss the role and significance of the Latin Poets in Roman society.
1. The role and status of poets.
2. Catullus: romantic and political poetry.
3. Augustus and the Golden Age of Roman Poetry.
4. From warrior to father - changing Augustus' image.
5. Virgil and The Aeneid.
6. Ovid's banishment for undermining Roman morals with his 'Art of Love'.
7. From Ovid to Juvenal - Emperors increase autocratic control over their poets.
8. Using role play to protect themselves.
9. The influence of classical Greek and Roman poets.