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    DescriptionAt 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.


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    Title
    Res Gestae Divi Augusti
    Subtitle
    Text, Translation and Commentary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emperor of Rome Augustus Caesar, By (author) Alison E. Cooley, By (author) Graham J. Oliver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 331
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521601283
    ISBN 10: 0521601282
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.07
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.03
    LC classification: DG279 .A413 2009
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    34 b/w illus. 5 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Alison E. Cooley is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. Recent books include Becoming Roman, Writing Latin?: Literacy and Epigraphy in the Roman West (2002; edited) and Pompeii (2004).
    Review quote
    "...Alison Cooley provides what will be the standard textbook for the RGDA in this generation... Cooley has provided students and colleagues with an edition of the RGDA that will serve as a textbook and as a work of reference. ..a book that is at the same time a pleasure to read and highly useful. That is no small accomplishment." --BMCR
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Text and translation; Commentary; Appendix.