Between Republic And Empire

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Representing five major areas of Augustan scholarship—historiography, poetry, art, religion, and politics—the nineteen contributors to this volume bring us closer to a balanced, up-to-date account of Augustus and his principate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520084476
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kurt Raaflaub is Professor of Classics and History at Brown University. Mark Toher is Associate Professor of Classics at Union College.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface xi
1. A Man, a Book, and a Method: Sir Ronald Syme's Roman Revolution after Fifty Years 1
2. The Personality of Augustus: Reflections on Syme's Roman Revolution 21
3. Mommsen and Syme: Law and Power in the Principate of Augustus 42
4. C. Caesar Divi filius and the Formation of the Alternative in Rome 54
5. Augustus and the Power of Tradition: The Augustan Principate as Binding Link between Republic and Empire 71
6. Livy, Augustus, and the Forum Augustum 123
7. Augustus and the Evolution of Roman Historiography 139
8. Cassius Dio's Assessment of Augustus 155
9. The Death of Turnus: Augustan Vergil and the Political Rival 174
10. Horace Carm. 2.9: Augustus and the Ambiguities of Encomium 212
11. Tristia 2: Ovid and Augustus 239
12. Did Maecenas "Fall from Favor"? Augustan Literary Patronage 258
13. The City Adorned: Programmatic Display at the Aedes Concordiae Augustae 276
14. Augustan Building Programs in the Western Provinces 308
15. Man or God: Divine Assimilation and Imitation in the Late Republic and Early Principate 334
16. The Augustales in the Augustan Scheme 364
17. The Pontificate of Augustus 380
18. The Imperial Policy of Augustus 395
19. Opposition to Augustus 417
Index of Subjects 455
Index of Persons and Places 465
Index of Scholars 472
Index of Sources 475
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