The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

by Karl Galinsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521807964

ISBN-13: 9780521807968

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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:
9780521807968
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationvii
List of Color Platesxi
List of Contributorsxiii
Prefacexvii
Introduction1
Part 1Political History
1Augustus and the Power of Tradition13
2Augustus and the Making of the Principate33
Part 2Intellectual and Social Developments
3Mutatas Formas: The Augustan Transformation of Roman Knowledge55
4Romans in the Roman World85
5Provincial Perspective106
6Women in the Time of Augustus130
Part 3The Emperor's Impact
7The Emperor as Impresario: Producing the Pageantry of Power151
8Augustus and Roman Religion: Continuity, Conservatism, and Innovation175
Part 4Art and the City
9Semblance and Storytelling in Augustan Rome197
10Making Rome a World City234
11Augustan Domestic Interiors: Propaganda or Fashion?264
Part 5Augustan Literature
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
Part 6Epilogue as Prologue
16Herod and the Jewish Experience of Augustan Rule361
Select Bibliography and Works Cited389
Index401

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