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The age of Augustus / Werner Eck ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider ; new material by Sarolta A. TakáŁcs.

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Scott County PL - Lexington BIO AUG (Text) 35830801273433 Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0631229582 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0631229574 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780631229582
  • ISBN: 9780631229575
  • Physical Description: vi, 166 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Malden, Massachusetts : Blackwell, ℗♭2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Augustus' career in overview : the Res Gestae -- Modest origins, powerful relatives -- Seizing power and legalizing usurpation -- The triumvirate : dictatorship sanctioned by law -- The path to formal legitimization as a ruler -- The final battles for power : Actium and Alexandria -- A new political order : the principate takes shape -- The principate develops further -- The princeps and the Roman elite -- The practical implementation of political power : governing the empire -- A standing army -- War and peace : expanding the empire -- Rome, the Augustan city -- The quest for political continuity : the succession -- Augustus' death and the future of the empire time line.
Summary, etc.:
In this concise biography, Werner Eck, one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.Using literary, archaeological, and legal sources, The Age of Augustus traces the history of the 'Roman revolution' in which Rome was transformed from republic to monarchy. The book provides a vivid narrative of Augustus' brutal rise to power, from the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and Cleopatra. It describes the key aspects of his reign, including the expansion of the empire, his relationship with the army and people, and his vast building projects in the city of Rome.In this English language edition, a new translation of Augustus' Res Gestae (with a short introduction) and a substantial bibliography have been added. This straightforward book is organized chronologically around Augustus' own account of his life, making it perfect for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.
Subject: Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
Emperors > Rome.
Rome > History > Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.
Genre: Biographies.

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