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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 18mm | 780.17g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 31 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 0521677785
  • 9780521677783
  • 1,118,151

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'... highly recommended ...' Carey Fleiner, Royal Studies Journalshow more

Table of contents

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

About J. Bert Lott

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.show more