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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:
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.
Introduction 1. The Crisis of the Roman Republic 2. The Divine Youht 3. The Powers of Augustus 4. Auctorias - and Patronage 5. The City of Marble 6. The Respublica of Augustus 7. The Empire and the Augustan Peace 8. The Succession 9. The Legacy of Augustus Appendix I: Chief Dates in the Life and Career of Augustus Caesar Appendix II: The sources for Augustus' Principate: With Further Reading on the Source Material Appendix III: Glossary of Latin Terms. Select Bibliography. Index of Proper Names and Places