Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Author: Augustus (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Roman law

Page: 90

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Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Text, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Augustus,Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316284298

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4167

At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Text, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Augustus,Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521601283

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 3385

At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Author: Augustus,Alison E. Cooley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521841528

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 2117

This book provides a text, translation and detailed commentary for this seminal work for the study of Roman history.

Readings in Ancient History

Greece and the East

Author: William Stearns Davis

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410212764

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 7925

This book aims to set before students beginning the study of Ancient History a sufficient amount of source material to illustrate the important facts mentioned in every good textbook. Many tales have been included which condensed histories may well slight but which afford refreshing illustrations of the ancient life of the ancient viewpoint. It unfolds a panorama of ancient life - etched, drawn, painted, caricatured, by contemporaries. No great phase of that life is neglected. At the time of original publication in 1912, William Stearns Davis was Professor of Ancient History, University of Minnesota.

Augustan Rome 44 BC to AD 14: The Restoration of the Republic and the Establishment of the Empire

The Restoration of the Republic and the Establishment of the Empire

Author: J. S. Richardson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748629041

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5826

Centring on the reign of the emperor Augustus, volume four is pivotal to the series, tracing of the changing shape of the entity that was ancient Rome through its political, cultural and economic history. Within this period the Roman world was reconfigured. On a political and constitutional level the patterns of the republic, which sustained an oligarchic regime and a popularist structure, were transformed into a monarchical dictatorship in which the earlier elements continued to function. On an imperial level, the growth in Roman power reached what was virtually its apogee. In literature and the visual arts, new forms of expression, based on those of the previous generations but closely linked to the new regime, showed great achievements. In society and the economy, the effectiveness and dominance of Rome as the centre of world power became increasingly obvious.

Suetonius

Life of Augustus

Author: D. Wardle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686459

Category: History

Page: 603

View: 1772

Suetonius' Life of Augustus is the most commonly read ancient account of the life of Rome's first emperor, presenting a mass of historical and biographical detail about both his public and personal lives. This volume provides the first large-scale commentary on Suetonius' work in English, drawing out what is unique about Suetonius' information, discussing how it relates to other ancient accounts, and assessing its historical reliability. The commentary is the first to be accessible to readers without any knowledge of Latin or Greek due to its use of English lemmata, while the new translation remains faithful to the original Latin. Accompanied by an introduction which investigates the career of Suetonius, the date of the Lives of the Caesars, the structure of the Life of Augustus, the various sources utilized by Suetonius, and the way in which the reader should approach this complex text, the commentary also looks to examine Suetonius' work not just as a repository of facts, but as a literary artefact carefully constructed by its author.

Understanding Roman Inscriptions

Author: Lawrence Keppie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746164

Category: History

Page: 160

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Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones and tomb monuments * local government and society * the army and the frontiers * Christianity * trade, commerce and the economy * the later Roman Empire. For each inscription cited, the book provides the original Latin, an English translation and a commentary on the piece's significance. Illustrated with more than 80 photos and drawings, this is the ideal introduction to the most important source for the history and organisation of the Roman Empire.

Roman Lives

A Selection of Eight Lives

Author: Plutarch,Philip A. Stadter,Robin Waterfield

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 019282502X

Category: History

Page: 551

View: 2311

The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Julius Caesar and Anthony. Closely annotated with bibliographies, maps and an index, this is the ideal edition for all students of classical history.

Axial Civilizations And World History

Author: J©đhann P©Łll © rnason,S. Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt,Björn Wittrock

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004139559

Category: Religion

Page: 573

View: 6876

A collection of essays by social theorists, historical sociologists and area specialists in classical, biblical and Asian studies. The contributions deal with cultural transformations in major civilizational centres during the "Axial Age," the middle centuries of the last millennium BCE, and their long-term consequences.

Caesaris Augusti Res gestae ; et, Fragmenta

Author: Augustus,Robert Samuel Rogers,Kenneth Scott,Herbert W. Benario,Margaret M. Ward

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321386

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 9976

The Res Gestae and Fragmenta by Caesar Augustus best exemplify the "pure" Latin of the Classical period. the sentences are clear and concise, with examples of almost every common phrase of Latin syntax. The material presented here in textbook form contains extensive annotation and commentary so that beginning Latin students will be able to read and comprehend the language with ease. The Res Gestae, a public statement Augustus left at the time of his death, is an autobiographical sketch of the emperor's life and is considered to be the most important extant Latin inscription. Herbert Benario's expanded notes, historical material, additional photographs, and assistance in translation make this revised volume useful and appropriate for the contemporary Latin student. A vocabulary section is included.

Augustus

Image and Substance

Author: Barbara Levick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317867440

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 756

Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin. Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved. There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious youth who overthrew Anthony and Cleopatra and the admired Emperor of later years. However seemingly benevolent his autocracy and substantial his achievements, Augustus’ overriding purpose was always to keep himself and his dynasty in power. Similar techniques were practised against surviving and fresh opponents, but with increasing skill and duplicity, and in the end the exhausted members of the political classes were content to accept their new ruler. This book charts the stages of Augustus’ rise, the evolution of his power and his methods of sustaining it, and finally the ways in which he used artists and literary men to glorify his image for his own time and times to come. This fascinating story of the realities of power in ancient Rome has inescapable contemporary resonance and will appeal equally to students of the Ancient World and to the general reader.

The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081240

Category: Architecture

Page: 385

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"Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition." Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan art as a visual language that both expressed and furthered the transformation of Roman society during the rule of Augustus Caesar. The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus illustrates how the establishment of monarchy under Augustus Caesar led to the creation of a new system of visual imagery that reflects the consciousness of this transitional age.

Plutarch and His Roman Readers

Author: Philip A. Stadter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

View: 1660

This collection of essays on Plutarch's Parallel Lives examines the moral issues he recognized behind political leadership, and relates his writings to the audience of leading generals and administrators of the Roman empire which Plutarch aimed to influence, and to the larger social and political context of the reigns of the Flavian emperors and their successors, Nerva and Trajan, during which he wrote.

Bodin: On Sovereignty

Author: Jean Bodin,Julian H. Franklin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521349925

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 463

This volume contains the essential points of Jean Bodin's theory of sovereignty, a landmark in legal theory and royalist ideology. The four chapters presented form the core of Bodin's classic work, Six Livres de la Republique. Bodin was primarily responsible for introducing the seductive but erroneous notion that sovereignty is indivisible, that the entire power of the state had to be vested in a single individual or group. This thesis, combined with the prevailing crisis of authority during the French religious wars, led Bodin to a systematically absolutist interpretation of the French and other European monarchies. This is the first complete translation of this material into English since 1606, and is accompanied by a lucid introduction, chronology, and bibliography.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome

Author: Paul Erdkamp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896290

Category: History

Page: 625

View: 8144

Rome was the largest city in the ancient world. As the capital of the Roman Empire, it was clearly an exceptional city in terms of size, diversity and complexity. While the Colosseum, imperial palaces and Pantheon are among its most famous features, this volume explores Rome primarily as a city in which many thousands of men and women were born, lived and died. The thirty-one chapters by leading historians, classicists and archaeologists discuss issues ranging from the monuments and the games to the food and water supply, from policing and riots to domestic housing, from death and disease to pagan cults and the impact of Christianity. Richly illustrated, the volume introduces groundbreaking new research against the background of current debates and is designed as a readable survey accessible in particular to undergraduates and non-specialists.

Ancient Rome

Author: William E. Dunstan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568342

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 3553

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia. William E. Dunstan's compelling narrative balances political and cultural developments, as readers gain fascinating insights about daily life in the Roman world, ranging from the gossip people exchanged to their favorite authors, their passionate religious beliefs, and their clamor for bloodletting in the Colosseum. All readers interested in the classical world will find this a fascinating and compelling history.