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The Power Of Images In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Paul Zanker
ISBN : 0472081241
Genre : Art
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Examines the imperial mythology that was reflected by Roman art and architecture during the rule of Augustus Caesar
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The Age Of Augustus

Author : Melvin George Lowe Cooley
ISBN : 090362530X
Genre : History
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One of our chief sources for the socio-history of the reign of the Emperor Augustus is the remarkable outpouring of verse and prose that marked his reign. This textbook, comprising an anthology of sources, aims to introduce undergraduates and school students to the types of texts available through translations of a variety of works presented thematically. Sections cover the range of sources, such as Histories and poetry, the texts that accompanied Augustus' rise to power, the imperial family, Rome and Italy, religion, administration, war and expansion, conspiracies and scandal, Maecenas and the arts, social legislation and society. Extracts are taken from letters and official records as well as works by some of the most familiar Latin writers including Horace, Josephus, Livy, Ovid, Pliny the Elder, Plutarch, Seneca the Elder, Strabo, Tacitus and, of couse, Virgil. Cooley also looks at Augustus' own work, the Res Gestae Divi Augusti , and the evidence of Augustus' imperial coinage, examples of which are illustrated throughout. Translations by B W J G Wilson.
Category: History

Golden Prose In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Paul T. Alessi
ISBN : 1585101257
Genre : History
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Golden Prose in the Age of Augustus is an anthology containing fresh, accurate and readable translations of the seven great prose writers from the Augustan period and covering a broad range of prose writing. Includes an introduction, maps, chronology, glossary, bibliography and notes.
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Gender Domesticity And The Age Of Augustus

Author : Kristina Milnor
ISBN : 9780199280827
Genre : History
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In the early Roman Empire, women's domestic roles were given new public prominence. Through an examination of early imperial representations of women's activities and responsibilities within the household, Kristina Milnor argues that this emphasis on private morality is actually a new way of understanding the nature of political life.
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The Age Of Augustus

Author : Werner Eck
ISBN : 1405182032
Genre : History
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In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. Incorporates literary, archaeological, and legal sources to provide a vivid narrative of Augustus’ brutal rise to power Written by one of the world’s leading experts on the Roman empire Traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire Includes a new chapter on legislation, further information on the monuments of the Augustan period, more maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus’ family Thorough, straightforward, and organized chronologically, this is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time
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Roman Poetry And Propaganda In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Anton Powell
ISBN : 1853995525
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The political aspects of Augustan poetry have attracted much academic interest. The aim of this study is to take account of the effects of Augustan propaganda not only on the work of contemporary Roman writers, but also on the critical tradition itself. The six essays presented in this volume explore the political themes in the work of major poets such as Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Propertius. Using traditional as well as post-structuralist approaches, the essays examine the controversies of the Civil Wars, the emerging issues of treason and free speech and changing representations of Cleopatra and female power.
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The Alternative Augustan Age

Author : Josiah Osgood
ISBN : 9780190901400
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The princeps Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE), recognized as the first of the Roman emperors, looms large in the teaching and writing of Roman history. Major political, literary, and artistic developments alike are attributed to him. This book deliberately and provocatively shifts the focus off Augustus while still looking at events of his time. Contributors uncover the perspectives and contributions of a range of individuals other than the princeps. Not all thought they were living in the "Augustan Age." Not all took their cues from Augustus. In their self-display or ideas for reform, some anticipated Augustus. Others found ways to oppose him that also helped to shape the future of their community. The volume challenges the very idea of an "Augustan Age" by breaking down traditional turning points and showing the continuous experimentation and development of these years to be in continuity with earlier Roman culture. In showcasing absences of Augustus and giving other figures their due, the papers here make a seemingly familiar period startlingly new.
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The Romans And Their Gods In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Robert Maxwell Ogilvie
ISBN : 0393005437
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The concern for religion went deep into Roman society, and if we are to understand the history of the late first century B.C. and of the first century A.D., we must try to get under the skin of the Romans, see how their religion worked, and appreciate how they thought about it.Basing his work on much original material (all of which is quoted in translation), R. M. Ogilvie gives a picture of religious life in Rome during the period between 80 B. C., and A. D. 69. He discusses the various Roman gods and their spheres of activity, the manner and kinds of prayer, forms of sacrifice, the belief in divination, the calendar of the religious year, private religion and its role in Roman family life, priests and their part in the complicated procedure of Roman religion, and the powerful religious revival in the time of Augustus."The religion of ancient Rome," writes the author," was a fine, yet tolerant, religion whose adherents committed very few crimes in its name and who were healthily free of neuroses. It failed because men's view of the world changed."
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Dynasty And Empire In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Ann L. Kuttner
ISBN : 0520067738
Genre : History
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"This is a work of the first importance. It addresses a major epoch of ancient history, and its methodology has been rarely practiced by anyone. . . . It's the most impressive scholarly debut I have seen in a generation."--G. W. Bowersock, author of "Fiction as History"
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The Romans In The Age Of Augustus

Author : Andrew Lintott
ISBN : 1444319329
Genre : History
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Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers afascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the ruleof the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the idealintroduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previousknowledge Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman societyduring this pivotal period in its history Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects ofAugustus's reign including the armed forces, religion, andintellectual and cultural life Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the RomanRepublic
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Augustus

Author : George Philip Baker
ISBN : UCSC:32106018262540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Another in a series of superb biographies of ancient leaders, Baker tackles the life and times of Gaius Octavian Augustus, first emperor of Rome and founder of a Roman state that endured for centuries.
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Augustus And The Creation Of The Roman Empire

Author : Ronald Mellor
ISBN : 0312404697
Genre : History
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During his long reign of near-absolute power, Caesar Augustus established the Pax Romana, which gave Rome two hundred years of peace and social stability, and established an empire that would endure for five centuries and transform the history of Europe and the Mediterranean. Ronald Mellor offers a collection of primary sources featuring multiple viewpoints of the rise, achievements, and legacy of Augustus and his empire. His cogent introduction to the history of the Age of Augustus encourages students to examine such subjects as the military in war and peacetime, the social and cultural context of political change, the reform of administration, and the personality of the emperor himself. Document headnotes, a list of contemporary literary sources, a glossary of Greek and Latin terms, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.
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Augustus

Author : Anthony Everitt
ISBN : 1588365557
Genre : History
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He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus’s accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject. Augustus began his career as an inexperienced teenager plucked from his studies to take center stage in the drama of Roman politics, assisted by two school friends, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus’s rise to power began with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated in the titanic duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The world that made Augustus–and that he himself later remade–was driven by intrigue, sex, ceremony, violence, scandal, and naked ambition. Everitt has taken some of the household names of history–Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra–whom few know the full truth about, and turned them into flesh-and-blood human beings. At a time when many consider America an empire, this stunning portrait of the greatest emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing reading. Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history.
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Ancient Rome

Author : Matthew Dillon
ISBN : 9781317485193
Genre : History
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In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on the Gold Age of Roman literature. Providing comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic and the Augustan age, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political and military developments in the Roman Republic and Augustan age (509 BC – AD 14) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic and early empire. Students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this new edition invaluable at all levels of study.
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Roman Architecture

Author : Frank Sear
ISBN : 9781134635788
Genre : History
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In this comprehensive, accessible and beautifully illustrated book, Frank Sear traces the evolution of Roman architecture during the four centuries from the late Republic to AD 330, when Constantine moved the empire's capital to Constantinople. With over 200 diagrams, maps and photos, this lucid and eminently readable account is a detailed overview of the development of architecture from Augustine to Constantine. Covering building techniques and materials as well as architecture and patronage, features include: * deployment of the most recent archaeological evidence * consideration of building materials and methods used by Roman engineers and architects * examination of stylistic innovations * analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of Roman architecture * detailed exploration of key Roman sites including Ostia and Pompeii. In high demand since its initial publication, this book will not disappoint in its purpose to educate and delight those in the field of Roman architecture.
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