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Augustus Caesar : Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History - David Shotter

Augustus Caesar

Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History

Paperback Published: 27th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415319362
Number Of Pages: 144

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History sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire. Hailed as 'restorer of the Republic' and regarded by some as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus was emulated by many of his successors. David Shotter reviews the evidence in order to place Augustus firmly in the context of his own times. Key topics discussed include:

  • the background to Augustus Caesar's spectacular rise to power

  • his political and imperial reforms

  • the creation of the Republica of Augustus

  • the legacy Augustus Caesar left to his successors.

Revised throughout, the second edition of this successful book takes the most recent research in the field into account. David Shotter also includes more coverage of the social and cultural aspects of this complex character's reign together with an expanded guide to further reading.

Industry Reviews

'Shotter has given us a clearly written, well-organized introductory survey ... anyone interested in Augustus ... would also find much of value here. A good introduction.' - BMCR

List of illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The crisis of the Roman republicp. 4
The divine youthp. 20
The powers of Augustusp. 28
Auctoritas - and patronagep. 39
The city of marblep. 51
The Respublica of Augustusp. 63
The empire and the Augustan peacep. 74
The successionp. 90
The legacy of Augustusp. 99
Chief dates in the life and career of augustus caesarp. 105
The sources for augustus' principate: with further reading on the source materialp. 107
Glossary of latin termsp. 114
Select bibliographyp. 121
Index of proper names and placesp. 125
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ISBN: 9780415319362
ISBN-10: 0415319366
Series: Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 27th January 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition