The Age of Augustus / Edition 2

The Age of Augustus / Edition 2

by Werner Eck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405151498

ISBN-13: 9781405151498

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

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

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405151498
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Lives Series, #7
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
819,731
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

List of Illustrations.

List of Maps.

1. Augustus’ Career in Overview: The Res Gestae.

2. Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives.

3. Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation.

4. The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law.

5. The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler.

6. The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria.

7. A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape.

8. The Principate Develops Further.

9. The Princeps and the Roman Elite.

10. The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire.

11. Shaping the Lives of Men.

12. A Standing Army.

13. War and Peace: Expanding the Empire.

14. Rome, the Augustan City.

15. The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession.

16. Augustus’ Death and the Future of the Empire.

Time Line.

Appendix: The Res Gestae of Augustus.

The Res Gestae of Augustus by Sarolta A. Takács.

Select Bibliography.

Index

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