Focus on the exam paper. A guide to answer the mock. Layout of exam. Firstly...make the correct choices Small passage to read that will be an indicator for questions 5 marks – Basic facts 10 marks – Based on significance of an issue, person or theme. (Less focus on Tacitus / Suet.)
A guide to answer the mock
(but should consist of elements you recognise)
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To what extent did Tib. Career prepare him for role of emperor? Use Suetonius.
- Civil career, questor, praetor and consul v. Early, 5yrs tribune, triumph (link to Q)
Historian and Equestrian order
Similar to Pliny in writing style
Far more anecdotal (story like) in 12 Caesers
Portrays Tib. and Claud. by character traits.
Set formula to his work: descriptions of appearance, omens, family history, quotes, and then a history
How bad do you think Tiberius’ relationship with the Senate actually was during his rule?
[Use writers as evidence, but also highlight their problems throughout.]
Highlight – (T) very political, focus on Republic
CONC– To what extent? Authors view = KEY!