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The Age of Augustus / Edition 2 available in Paperback
In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch.
- Incorporates literary, archaeological, and legal sources to provide a vivid narrative of Augustus’ brutal rise to power
- Written by one of the world’s leading experts on the Roman empire
- Traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire
- Includes a new chapter on legislation, further information on the monuments of the Augustan period, more maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus’ family
- Thorough, straightforward, and organized chronologically, this is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
1. Augustus’ Career in Overview: The Res Gestae.
2. Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives.
3. Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation.
4. The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law.
5. The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler.
6. The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria.
7. A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape.
8. The Principate Develops Further.
9. The Princeps and the Roman Elite.
10. The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire.
11. Shaping the Lives of Men.
12. A Standing Army.
13. War and Peace: Expanding the Empire.
14. Rome, the Augustan City.
15. The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession.
16. Augustus’ Death and the Future of the Empire.
Appendix: The Res Gestae of Augustus.
The Res Gestae of Augustus by Sarolta A. Takács.