Overview

This pamphlet places Augustus Caesar firmly in the context of his own times. It explores the background to his spectacular rise to power, his political and imperial reforms, the creation of the Respublica of Augustus, and the legacy he left to his successors. By

examining the hopes and expectations of Augustus' contemporaries and his own personal characteristics of statesmanship and unscrupulous ambition, Shotter reveals that the reasons for Augustus' success lie partly in the ...

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Augustus Caesar

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Overview

This pamphlet places Augustus Caesar firmly in the context of his own times. It explores the background to his spectacular rise to power, his political and imperial reforms, the creation of the Respublica of Augustus, and the legacy he left to his successors. By

examining the hopes and expectations of Augustus' contemporaries and his own personal characteristics of statesmanship and unscrupulous ambition, Shotter reveals that the reasons for Augustus' success lie partly in the complexity of the man himself, and partly in the unique nature of the

times in which he lived.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203022887
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 1,412,162
  • File size: 1,001 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Crisis of the Roman Republic 2. The Divine Youth 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

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