The Age of Augustus

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-08-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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

Author Biography

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

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of Illustrationsp. viii
List of Mapsp. x
Augustus' Career in Overview: The Res Gestaep. 1
Modest Origins, Powerful Relativesp. 6
Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpationp. 9
The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Lawp. 16
The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Rulerp. 24
The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandriap. 34
A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shapep. 46
The Principate Develops Furtherp. 59
The Princeps and the Roman Elitep. 76
The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empirep. 89
Shaping the Lives of Menp. 100
A Standing Armyp. 114
War and Peace: Expanding the Empirep. 123
Rome, the Augustan Cityp. 137
The Quest for Political Continuity: The Successionp. 148
Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empirep. 159
Time Linep. 165
The Res Gestae of Augustusp. 169
The Res Gestae of Augustusp. 172
Select Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 198
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