The Romans in the Age of Augustus

The Romans in the Age of Augustus

by Andrew Lintott
     
 

Providing a snapshot of the ancient Romans as they were at the height of their success, The Romans in the Age of Augustus is a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the pivotal transition from Republic to Empire. The lifetime of the first Roman emperor, Augustus (63BC-AD14), was characterized by military expansionism, political, social, and

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Providing a snapshot of the ancient Romans as they were at the height of their success, The Romans in the Age of Augustus is a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the pivotal transition from Republic to Empire. The lifetime of the first Roman emperor, Augustus (63BC-AD14), was characterized by military expansionism, political, social, and religious reform, and achievements in literature and the arts that marked the high-point of Roman classicism.

Providing a broad historical context for the period, Andrew Lintott begins with a description of the process through which a collection of villages developed into Rome, the dominant city of the Mediterranean. He goes on to explain how the structure and institutions of Roman society developed during the reign of Augustus, describing its economic base and its workings, and demonstrates how the shift from Republic to Empire affected the public and private lives of individuals.

Written in a highly accessible style, and incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers fascinating insights into Augustus's Rome, and serves as an ideal introduction to the subject for students with no prior knowledge.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The book is complemented by 19 figures and 5 maps.  It quickly brings the reader into the world of Augustus in an engaging style.”  (Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 1 December 2013)

"Highly recommended. General collections/public libraries." (Choice, 1 May 2011)

"It is...a pleasure to report on The Romans in the age of Augustus (63 BC to AD 14) inBlackwell's excellent series ‘The Peoples of Europe'.This short overview, just under 170 pages long (plusendnotes, references and index), grew out of ANDREWLINTOTT's teaching at Oxford and the BritishSchool at Rome: it packs a tremendous amount ofinformation on the period with consummate ease." (Antiquity, December 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405176552
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Peoples of Europe Series, #14
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Roman historians already keep Lintott's Imperium Romanum, Constitution of the Roman Republic, and Cicero as Evidence at their fingertips and assign them for their courses. Here is another in that tradition. Modestly styled an "ethnography," Romans in the Age of Augustus is in fact a political, social, and cultural history of Rome and Italy at the crucial moment in their history, filled with living, breathing individuals."
Greg Rowe, University of Victoria

"Lintott's admirably concise treatment is especially strong on the Republican background of Augustus' rule and everyday aspects of his government."
Karl Galinsky, University of Texas at Austin

Meet the Author

Andrew Lintott is retired Professor of Roman History at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. He has written widely on the Roman Republic, including Violence in Republican Rome (1968, 2nd edn. 1999), Imperium Romanum (1993), The Roman Republic (2000), The Constitution of the Roman Republic (1999) and Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion (2008). He also co-edited volume IX of the Cambridge Ancient History volume, 2e (1994).

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