The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

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The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 B.C.-A.D. 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many key developments were under way when Augustus took charge, and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus captures the dynamic and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture. The sixteen essays, written by distinguished specialists from the United States and Europe, explore the multifaceted character of the period and the interconnections among social, religious, political, literary, and artistic developments. Introducing the reader to many of the central issues of the Age of Augustus, the essays also break new ground and will stimulate further research and discussion.
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“Wide ranging in scope with clear and engagingly written chapters, each having suggestions for further reading, this book will appeal to students and scholars alike. Highly recommended.”

"The sixteen essays in the volume bring together some of the most distinguished contemporary critics of the Augustan Age, and serious effort is invested so that each voice acknowledge the arguments advanced in as many of the contributions in the volume as possible."
Ordia Prima, Sophia Papaioannou, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521003933
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 1,184,939
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Augustus and the power of tradition 13
2 Augustus and the making of the principate 33
3 Mutatas Formas : the Augustan transformation of Roman knowledge 55
4 Romans in the Roman world 85
5 Provincial perspectives 106
6 Women in the time of Augustus 130
7 The emperor as impresario : producing the pageantry of power 151
8 Augustus and Roman religion : continuity, conservatism, and innovation 175
9 Semblance and storytelling in Augustan Rome 197
10 Making Rome a world city 234
11 Augustan domestic interiors : propaganda or fashion? 264
12 Learned eyes : poets, viewers, image makers 281
13 Augustan poetry and Augustanism 306
14 Poets in the new milieu : realigning 321
15 Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses as world literature 340
16 Herod and the Jewish experience of Augustan rule 361
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