Age of Augustus

ISBN-10: 1405151498

ISBN-13: 9781405151498

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Werner Eck

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In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. 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
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Augustus' Career in Overview: The Res Gestae
Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives
Seizing Power and Legalizing Usurpation
The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law
The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler
The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria
A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape
The Principate Develops Further
The Princeps and the Roman Elite
The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire
Shaping the Lives of Men
A Standing Army
War and Peace: Expanding the Empire
Rome, the Augustan City
The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession
Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empire
Time Line
The Res Gestae of Augustus
The Res Gestae of Augustus
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Index
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