Author: Patricia Southern

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 378

View: 853

The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman world still underpins modern society. This revised edition of Augustus incorporates new thinking on many aspects of his rule, and how he achieved such power. The image that he projected of himself and his achievements was benign, hopeful, and heroic, but behind this carefully orchestrated self-promotion he was subtle, clever, scheming and ruthless. He has been labelled as a saviour and as a mafia boss. This account of his life shows how he successfully combined the two extremes.

Aeneas to Augustus

A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students

Author: Mason Hammond

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 460

View: 574

This reader consists of 90 selections illustrating the history of Rome from the myth of Aeneas to the founding of the Augustan Principate. The selections have been chosen with three aims in mind: gradual increase in length and difficulty, continuity of subject matter, and stylistic variety. Historical background is provided in the prefaces to the selections. The present letterpress edition is more convenient to use than its predecessor of 1962. The notes have been extensively revised and the vocabulary has been newly compiled.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Art

Page: 407

View: 463

The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 BC--AD 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many developments were underway when Augustus took charge and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus captures the dynamics and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture.


Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 459

In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification.


Author: Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: History

Page: 576

View: 692

This book presents a selection of the most important scholarship on Augustus and the contribution he made to the development of the Roman state in the early imperial period.

Actium and Augustus

The Politics and Emotions of Civil War

Author: Robert Alan Gurval

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Category: History

Page: 337

View: 243

What does it feel like when brother fights brother?

The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Author: John H. Dryfhout

Publisher: UPNE


Category: Art

Page: 356

View: 993

Updated catalogue raisonne of one of the most important figures in American sculpture."

Augustus Caesar

Author: David Colin Arthur Shotter

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 250

History sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire. Hailed as 'restorer of the Republic' and regarded by some as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus was emulated by many of his successors. David Shotter reviews the evidence in order to place Augustus firmly in the context of his own times. Key topics discussed include: the background to Augustus Caesar's spectacular rise to power his political and imperial reforms the creation of the Republica of Augustus the legacy Augustus Caesar left to his successors. Revised throughout, the second edition of this successful book takes the most recent research in the field into account. David Shotter also includes more coverage of the social and cultural aspects of this complex character's reign together with an expanded guide to further reading.

Herod and Augustus

Papers Presented at the IJS Conference, 21st-23rd June 2005

Author: David M. Jacobson

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 502

View: 263

Nineteen studies illuminating Herod's role in the Augustan client network and his remarkable achievements, as expressed in his extensive building programme. Josephus' record is examined here in the light of the available documentary and archaeological evidence.


Author: Margaux Baum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 517

The transformation of Rome from a republic into an empire was one of the most pivotal changes of its era, affecting the course of history for the Mediterranean world. Born at the time of civil and political unrest that embroiled Rome leading up to and surrounding the death of Julius Caesar, the man born Gaius Octavius, or Octavian, was Caesar's great-nephew. This book relates how, through political maneuvering and military prowess, he would become Augustus, the first emperor of the new Roman Empire. The story of how he cemented Rome's power will be of interest to fans of Roman history and casual readers alike.