Death and Dynasty in Early Imperial Rome: Key Sources, with Text, Translation and Commentary

Death and Dynasty in Early Imperial Rome: Key Sources, with Text, Translation and Commentary


By (author) J. Bert Lott


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  • Format: Paperback | 380 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 244mm x 18mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521677785
  • ISBN 13: 9780521677783
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 31 b/w illus. 1 map
  • Sales rank: 955,401

Product description

The founding of the Roman Principate was a time of great turmoil. This book brings together a set of important Latin inscriptions, including the recently discovered documents concerning the death of Germanicus and trial of Cn. Piso, in order to illustrate the developing sense of dynasty that underpinned the new monarchy of Augustus. Each inscription is supplied with its original text, a new English translation, and a full introduction and historical commentary that will be useful to students and scholars alike. The book also provides important technical help in understanding the production and interpretation of documents and inscriptions, thereby making it an excellent starting point for introducing students to Roman epigraphy.

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Author information

J. Bert Lott is Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the author of The Neighborhoods of Augustan Rome (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and has been teaching epigraphy to undergraduates for over ten years.

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'... highly recommended ...' Carey Fleiner, Royal Studies Journal

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Texts and translations; 3. Commentary; 4. Excerpts from Tacitus, Annals; 5. Princes' biographies.