The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

by Karl Galinsky
     
 

Historians, classicists, literature scholars, and historians of art and architecture describe the time and place when the young heir to Caesar ruled the known (to the Romans) world in the first century. They explore political history, intellectual and social developments, the emperor's impact, art and the city, Augustan literature, and Herod and the Jewish experience… See more details below

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Historians, classicists, literature scholars, and historians of art and architecture describe the time and place when the young heir to Caesar ruled the known (to the Romans) world in the first century. They explore political history, intellectual and social developments, the emperor's impact, art and the city, Augustan literature, and Herod and the Jewish experience of Augustan rule. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521003933
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
1,193,187
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Augustus and the power of tradition13
2Augustus and the making of the principate33
3Mutatas Formas : the Augustan transformation of Roman knowledge55
4Romans in the Roman world85
5Provincial perspectives106
6Women in the time of Augustus130
7The emperor as impresario : producing the pageantry of power151
8Augustus and Roman religion : continuity, conservatism, and innovation175
9Semblance and storytelling in Augustan Rome197
10Making Rome a world city234
11Augustan domestic interiors : propaganda or fashion?264
12Learned eyes : poets, viewers, image makers281
13Augustan poetry and Augustanism306
14Poets in the new milieu : realigning321
15Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses as world literature340
16Herod and the Jewish experience of Augustan rule361

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