The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences, Implications by Michael KoortbojianThe Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences, Implications by Michael Koortbojian

The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences, Implications

byMichael Koortbojian

Hardcover | October 31, 2013

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This book examines the new institution of divinization that emerged as a political phenomenon at the end of the Roman Republic with the deification of Julius Caesar. Michael Koortbojian addresses the myriad problems related to Caesar's, and subsequently Augustus', divinization, in a sequence of studies devoted to the complex character of the new imperial system. These investigations focus on the broad spectrum of forms monumental, epigraphic, numismatic, and those of social ritual used to represent the most novel imperial institutions: divinization, a monarchial princeps, and a hereditary dynasty. Throughout, political and religious iconography is enlisted to serve in the study of these new Roman institutions, from their slow emergence to their gradual evolution and finally their eventual conventionalization.
Title:The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences, ImplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:366 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.98 inPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521192153

ISBN - 13:9780521192156

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