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ISBN-13: 9780631229582
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/15/2003
Series: Blackwell Ancient Lives Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Werner Eck is Professor of Ancient History at Cologne University. He is one of the foremost Roman imperial historians in the world and his publications include Die Verwaltung des römischen Reiches in der Hohen Kaiserzeit (1995, 1998), Das senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre (with A. Caballos and F. Fernández, 1996), Tra epigrafia, prosopografia e archeologia: Scritti scelti, rielaborati ed aggiornati (1996) and Das römische Köln. Geschichte einer Stadt im Rahmen des Imperium Romanum (2004). He is co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
List of Illustrations     viii
List of Maps     x
Augustus' Career in Overview: The Res Gestae     1
Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives     6
Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation     9
The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law     16
The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler     24
The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria     34
A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape     46
The Principate Develops Further     59
The Princeps and the Roman Elite     76
The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire     89
Shaping the Lives of Men     100
A Standing Army     114
War and Peace: Expanding the Empire     123
Rome, the Augustan City     137
The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession     148
Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empire     159
Time Line     165
The Res Gestae of Augustus     169
The Res Gestae of Augustus   Sarolta A. Takacs     172
Select Bibliography     191
Index     198

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