The Age of Augustus / Edition 2

The Age of Augustus / Edition 2

by Werner Eck
     
 

This concise biography tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome’s first monarch. It traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire.

Werner Eck provides a vivid narrative of Augustus’ rise to power. From the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and

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This concise biography tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome’s first monarch. It traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire.

Werner Eck provides a vivid narrative of Augustus’ rise to power. From the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and Cleopatra, this book describes the key aspects of Augustus’ reign and the expansion of his empire.

This updated edition includes a stemma of Augustus’ family, new information on the monuments of the Augustan period, a new chapter on legislation, a section on the Augustan wars against the German tribes, and additional maps and illustrations. Organized chronologically and according to specific topics, The Age of Augustus is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405151498
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series, #7
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
List of Illustrations     viii
List of Maps     x
Augustus' Career in Overview: The Res Gestae     1
Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives     6
Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation     9
The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law     16
The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler     24
The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria     34
A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape     46
The Principate Develops Further     59
The Princeps and the Roman Elite     76
The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire     89
Shaping the Lives of Men     100
A Standing Army     114
War and Peace: Expanding the Empire     123
Rome, the Augustan City     137
The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession     148
Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empire     159
Time Line     165
The Res Gestae of Augustus     169
The Res Gestae of Augustus   Sarolta A. Takacs     172
Select Bibliography     191
Index     198

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