The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus by Karl GalinskyThe Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus by Karl Galinsky

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

EditorKarl Galinsky

Paperback | September 12, 2005

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The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 BC--AD 14, was a pivotal period in world history. At a time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many developments were underway when Augustus took charge and a recurring theme is the role that he played in influencing their direction. Written by distinguished specialists from the U.S. and Europe, this Companion's sixteen essays explore the multi-faceted character of the period and the interconnections among social, religious, political, literary, and artistic developments.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to the Age of AugustusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:September 12, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521003938

ISBN - 13:9780521003933

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Table of Contents

Part I. Political History: 1. Augustus and the power of tradition Walter Eder; 2. Augustus and the making of the principate Erich Gruen; Part II. Intellectual and Social Developments: 3. Mutatas formas: the Augustan transformation of Roman knowledge Andrew Wallace-Hadrill; 4. Romans in the Roman world Nicholas Purcell; 5. Provincial perspectives Greg Woolf; 6. Women in the time of Augustus Susan Treggiari; Part III. The Emperor's Impact: 7. The Emperor as impresario Richard Beacham; 8. Augustus and Roman religion John Scheid; Part IV. Art and the City: 9. Semblance and storytelling in Augustan Rome Diana Kleiner; 10. Making Rome a world city Diane Favro; 11. Augustan domestic interiors John Clarke; Part V. Augustan Literature: 12. Learned eyes Alessandro Barchiesi; 13. Augustan poetry and Augustanism Jasper Griffin; 14. Poets in the new milieu Peter White; 15. Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses as world literature Karl Galinsky; Part VI. Epilogue as Prologue: 16. Herod and the Jewish experience of Augustan rule Michael White.

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"The sixteen essays in the volume bring together some of the most distinguished contemporary critics of the Augustan Age, and serious effort is invested so that each voice acknowledge the arguments advanced in as many of the contributions in the volume as possible."
Ordia Prima, Sophia Papaioannou, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens