The age of Augustus

Author
Other titles
  • Augustus und seine Zeit. English
  • Augustus
  • Augustus und seine Zeit. English.
Published
  • Malden, Massachusetts : Blackwell Publishing 2003
Physical description
1 online resource (176 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-280-74773-0
  • 9786610747733
  • 1-4051-7142-1
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Contents; 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: A Standing Army; 12: War and Peace: Expanding the Empire; 13: Rome, the Augustan City
  • 14: The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession15: Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empire; Time Line; Appendix: The Res Gestae of Augustus; The Res Gestae of Augustus by Sarolta A. Takács; Bibliography; Index
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Biography.
  • Electronic books.
  • History
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire. Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic to a monarchy. Covers domestic and foreign policy, constitutional developments, and cultural achievements. Compares Augustus' own account of his life to other historical narratives and archaeological records

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