Augustan Rome

Author: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472528999

Category: History

Page: 176

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Written by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, one of the world's foremost scholars on Roman social and cultural history, this well-established introduction to Rome in the Age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, exploring in detail the impact of the new regime of government on society. Taking an interpretative approach, the ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation. Emphasising the role and impact of art and architecture of the time, and on Roman attitudes and values, Augustan Rome explains how the victory of Octavian at Actium transformed Rome and Roman life. This thought-provoking yet concise volume sets political changes in the context of their impact on Roman values, on the imaginative world of poetry, on the visual world of art, and on the fabric of the city of Rome.
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Tota illa pompa

der Triumph in der römischen Republik : mit einer CD-ROM, Katalog der Triumphe von 340 bis 19 vor Christus

Author: Tanja Itgenshorst

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525252609

Category: Processions

Page: 300

View: 2610

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Augustus

Author: Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695389

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 9955

This book presents a selection of the most important scholarship on Augustus and the contribution he made to the development of the Roman state in the early imperial period.
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Abraham as Spiritual Ancestor

A Postcolonial Zimbabwean Reading of Romans 4

Author: Israel Kamudzandu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183337

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 6858

Drawing on the ideology of the Augustan era of constructing ancestors, this book is about Paul's creative construction of Abraham as a spiritual ancestor of "all" people who have the faith of Abraham and Sarah. The book breaks new accademic grounds on the value of ancestors in a 21st century global Christian world.
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SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent
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Virgil

a poet in Augustan Rome

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780521689441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

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A series of texts in Classical Civilisation, encompassing literary, historical and philosophical subjects.
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Author: Simon Baker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409073882

Category: History

Page: 448

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This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history: the spectacular collapse of the 'free' republic, the birth of the age of the 'Caesars', the violent suppression of the strongest rebellion against Roman power, and the bloody civil war that launched Christianity as a world religion. At the heart of this account are the dynamic, complex but flawed characters of some of the most powerful rulers in history: men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine. Putting flesh on the bones of these distant, legendary figures, Simon Baker looks beyond the dusty, toga-clad caricatures and explores their real motivations and ambitions, intrigues and rivalries. The superb narrative, full of energy and imagination, is a brilliant distillation of the latest scholarship and a wonderfully evocative account of Ancient Rome.
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Who's who in the Classical World

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

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This searchable database is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art.
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Augustus

Roman

Author: John Williams

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430877

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein ... Das Hauptwerk von John Williams endlich auf Deutsch! Octavius ist neunzehn, sensibel, wissbegierig, und er will Schriftsteller und Gelehrter werden. Doch als Großneffe und Adoptivsohn Julius Cäsars fällt ihm nach dessen Ermordung ein gewaltiges politisches Erbe zu: Ihm, der von schwächlicher Konstitution aber enormer Willenskraft ist, wird es durch Glück, List, Intelligenz und Entschlossenheit gelingen, das riesige Römische Reich in eine Epoche des Wohlstands und Friedens zu führen. Williams schildert das Wirken und Leben dieses außergewöhnlichen Mannes, des späteren Kaiser Augustus‘, in dramatischen Szenen, so plastisch, so mitreißend, als würden die Geschehnisse sich in unseren Tagen ereignen. Überwiegend fiktive Briefe und Notizen, Erinnerungen und Senatsprotokolle lassen die Person eines Herrschers lebendig werden, dem das Schicksal Macht und Reichtum in vorher ungekanntem Ausmaß zuspielte. Aber er, der sich zum Gott erheben ließ, sieht am Ende, von Frau und Tochter entfremdet, dem Tod so ungeschützt entgegen, wie jeder Mensch – als das »arme Geschöpf, das er nun einmal ist.« Auch dieser historisch-biographische Roman fügt sich in das schmale aber außerordentliche Werk des posthum durch ›Stoner‹ weltberühmt gewordenen Autors, in dessen Mittelpunkt die tiefgreifende Frage steht, was es heißt, ein Mensch zu sein.
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Augustus und seine Zeit

Author: Werner Eck

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406666876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Am Tag, an dem Augustus bestattet wurde, kamen alle öffentlichen und privaten Geschäfte zum Stillstand. Ganz Rom und Hunderttausende von Menschen aus ganz Italien beteiligten sich an den Trauerfeierlichkeiten. Die Leiche wurde auf einem Prunkbett auf den Scheiterhaufen gesetzt. Darüber ruhte, für alle sichtbar, ein aus Wachs gefertigtes Abbild des Toten. Als das Feuer aufloderte, stieg ein Adler in den Himmel – ein Zeichen dafür, daß der Verstorbene zu den Göttern erhoben worden war. Ein Senator bestätigte später unter Eid, er habe die Seele des Verstorbenen zu den Göttern auffahren sehen. Livia, Augustus’ Witwe, belohnte den Zeugen mit einer Million Sesterzen. Wer war dieser Mensch, der damals unter die Götter aufgenommen worden sein soll? Ein Willkürherrscher? Ein Friedensfürst? Ein Neugestalter von Staat, Heer, Gesellschaft und Kultus, kurzum – der Neugestalter der römischen Welt? Werner Eck bietet in seiner fesselnden Biographie Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen zur Machtpolitik des Augustus.
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The Oxford History of the Roman World

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802033

Category: History

Page: 518

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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity. Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers. Reinforcing the book's historical framework are maps, diagrams, a useful chronology, and a full bibliography. Taken as a whole, this rich work offers an indispensable resource on the history of one of the world's greatest empires.
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The Historians of Ancient Rome

Author: Ronald Mellor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041597108X

Category: History

Page: 617

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"Covering more than a thousand years of Roman history, The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive single volume of ancient sources available in English for the study of Rome."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Rome

The Greatest Empire of the Ancient World

Author: Nick McCarty

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404213661

Category: History

Page: 128

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A survey of the Roman Empire examines the battles, people, intrigues, way of life, and style of Rome, focusing on the first century BC and the personalities of Caesar, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra.
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The Roman Poetry of Love

Elegy and Politics in a Time of Revolution

Author: Efrossini Spentzou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472502167

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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The Roman Poetry of Love explores the formation of a key literary genre in a troubled historical and political setting. The short-lived genre of Latin love elegy produced spectacular, multi-faceted and often difficult poetry. Its proponents Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid remain to this day some of the most influential poetic voices of Western civilisation. This accessible introduction combines aesthetic analysis with socio-political context to provide a concise but comprehensive portrait of the Roman elegy, its main participants and its cultural and political milieu. Focusing on a series of specific poems, the title portrays the development of the genre in the context of the Emperor Augustus' ascent to power, following recognizable threads through the texts to build an understanding of the relationship between this poetry and the increasingly totalising regime. Highlighting and examining the intense affectation of love in these poems, The Roman Poetry of Love explores the works not simply as an expression of a troubled male psychology, but also as a reflection of the overwhelming changes that swept through Rome and Italy in the transition from the late Republic to the Augustan Age.
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Clio and the Poets

Augustan Poetry and the Traditions of Ancient Historiography

Author: David S. Levene,Damien P. Nelis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004117822

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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In this book seventeen leading scholars examine the interaction between historiography and poetry in the Augustan age: how poets drew on or reacted against historians presentation of the world, and how, conversely, historians transformed poetic themes for their own ends.
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Book List

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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The Ancient World: Ideas in Profile

Author: Jerry Toner

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 178283141X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing the bones of the dead in Pompeii or assessing the impact of environmental change, and considers how we can discover what it was like to live back then. He looks at every period, not just classical Athens and Republican Rome, but the Hellenistic kingdoms that followed Alexander and the Christian-dominated later Roman Empire. Greece and Rome, he argues, must be fitted into the global history of their day: what did Persians think of Greeks and how does the Roman empire stack up to China's? With vivid examples and animation from award-winning Cognitive at every stage, this is the ideal introduction to the ancient world for general readers and students.
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Studying Roman Law

Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472503066

Category: History

Page: 128

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Studying Roman Law is an introductory guide aimed at sixth-formers, students and those with a general interest wishing to obtain a basic overview of Roman private law during the first three centuries of the Common Era. It is not meant to be a replacement for more comprehensive and technical manuals on Roman law, but should rather be seen as introductory reading. Written in non-specialist language, it contains a basic overview of the sources of Roman private law and a guide to their use together with a survey of the main areas of the law using primary sources in translation. It also explains the different contexts in which these rules arose and operated as well as the mechanisms by which they were enforced against the backdrop of one of the most sophisticated and influential legal systems of the ancient world.
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Herod's Judaea

A Mediterranean State in the Classical World

Author: Samuel Rocca

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161497179

Category: History

Page: 445

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Samuel Rocca, born in 1968, earned his PhD in 2006. Since 2000, he worked as a college and high school teacher at The Neri Bloomfield College of Design & Teacher Training, Haifa; at the Talpiot College, Tel Aviv since 2005, and at the Faculty of Architecture at the Judaea and Samaria College, Ariel since 2006.
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