The Age of Augustus
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
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 138 x 212 x 20mm | 299.38g
- 15 Aug 2007
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Chicester, United Kingdom
- 2nd Edition
- Illustrations, maps
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Werner Eck provides a vivid narrative of Augustus' rise to power. From the war against the assassins of Julius Caesar to his struggle against Antony and Cleopatra, this book describes the key aspects of Augustus' reign and the expansion of his empire.
This updated edition includes a stemma of Augustus' family, new information on the monuments of the Augustan period, a new chapter on legislation, a section on the Augustan wars against the German tribes, and additional maps and illustrations. Organized chronologically and according to specific topics, The Age of Augustus is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
1. Augustus Career in Overview: The Res Gestae.
2. Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives.
3. Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation.
4. The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law.
5. The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler.
6. The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria.
7. A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape.
8. The Principate Develops Further.
9. The Princeps and the Roman Elite.
10. The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire.
11. Shaping the Lives of Men.
12. A Standing Army.
13. War and Peace: Expanding the Empire.
14. Rome, the Augustan City.
15. The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession.
16. Augustus Death and the Future of the Empire.
Appendix: The Res Gestae of Augustus.
The Res Gestae of Augustus by Sarolta A. Takacs.
About Werner Eck
Die Verwaltung des roemischen Reiches in der Hohen Kaiserzeit (1995, 1998),
Das senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre (with A. Caballos and F. Fernandez, 1996),
Tra epigrafia, prosopografia e archeologia: Scritti scelti, rielaborati ed aggiornati (1996) and
Das roemische Koeln. Geschichte einer Stadt im Rahmen des Imperium Romanum (2004). He is co-editor of the
Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik.