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    DescriptionThis book examines the new institution of divinization that emerged as a political phenomenon at the end of the Roman Republic with the deification of Julius Caesar. Michael Koortbojian addresses the myriad problems related to Caesar's, and subsequently Augustus', divinization, in a sequence of studies devoted to the complex character of the new imperial system. These investigations focus on the broad spectrum of forms - monumental, epigraphic, numismatic, and those of social ritual - used to represent the most novel imperial institutions: divinization, a monarchial princeps, and a hereditary dynasty. Throughout, political and religious iconography is enlisted to serve in the study of these new Roman institutions, from their slow emergence to their gradual evolution and finally their eventual conventionalization.


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    Title
    The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus
    Subtitle
    Precedents, Consequences, Implications
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Koortbojian
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 940 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521192156
    ISBN 10: 0521192153
    Classifications

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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0T
    DC22: 937/.07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 937.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    DC23: 704.9489207
    LC classification: DG124 .K66 2013
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    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    158 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Michael Koortbojian is Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous articles on Roman Art and Renaissance antiquarianism, and his book Myth, Meaning, and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi was published in 1995. He has been a Fellow of the Warburg Institute, King's College, Cambridge, and the American Academy in Rome.
    Table of contents
    1. Making men gods; 2. The question of Caesar's divinity and the problem of his cult statue; 3. Augural images: old traditions and new institutions; 4. Romulus, Quirinus, genius, divus; 5. Caesar's portrait and the Simulacrum Divi Iulii; 6. Auspicious, propitious, victorious; 7. Representation in an era of divinization; 8. Ad urbem et ex urbe: the imagery of the divus and its fate; 9. Coda: reverberations in the east.