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.

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: 8928


Augustus at War

The Struggle for the Pax Augusta

Author: Lindsay Powell

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1473890055

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 3391

A penetrating assessment of Augustus as ancient Rome’s military commander-in-chief. The words Pax Augusta—or Pax Romana—evoke a period of uninterrupted peace across the vast Roman Empire. Lindsay Powell exposes this as a fallacy. Almost every year between 31 BC and AD 14 the Roman Army was in action somewhere, either fighting enemies beyond the frontier in punitive raids or for outright conquest; or suppressing banditry or rebellions within the borders. Remarkably, over the same period, Augustus succeeded in nearly doubling the size of the Empire. How did this second-rate field commander, known to become physically ill before and during battle, achieve such extraordinary success? Did he, in fact, have a grand strategy? Powell reveals Augustus as a brilliant strategist and manager of war. As commander-in-chief (imperator) he made changes to the political and military institutions to keep the empire together, and to hold on to power himself. His genius was to build a team of loyal but semi-autonomous deputies (legati) to ensure internal security and to fight his wars for him, while claiming their achievements as his own. The book profiles more than 90 of these men, as well as the military units under their command, and the campaigns they fought. The book is lavishly illustrated with 23 maps, 42 color plates, 13 black-and-white figures and five order of battle schematics. With a foreword by Karl Galinsky, this book breaks new ground in explaining the extraordinary achievement of Caesar Augustus.


Author: Jonathan Edmondson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748695389

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 5955

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.

Abraham as a Spiritual Ancestor

A Postcolonial Zimbabwean Reading of Romans 4

Author: Israel Kamudzandu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181644

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 6937

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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Category: Bible

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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

View: 1098

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.


a poet in Augustan Rome

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780521689441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

View: 2606

A series of texts in Classical Civilisation, encompassing literary, historical and philosophical subjects.

Studying Roman Law

Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472503066

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4255

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.

The Plays of Aeschylus

Author: A. F. Garvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472519906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 9125

Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians. Born probably in 525 or 524 BC, he lived through the end of tyranny at Athens and the restitution of democracy. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. During his life he made at least two visits to Sicily, and died there at Gela in 456 or 455. Those who wish may believe the late story that he was killed by a tortoise, which an eagle dropped on his bald head, mistaking it for a rock on which to crack the tortoise's shell. This book deals with Aeschylus' six extant plays in the chronological order of their first production: Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants, and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. It also contains also an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. It is intended primarily as a readable introduction to the dramatist for A-level students of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, and for the first two years of university courses.It should be of interest also to students of other disciplines and to the non-specialist reader.

Augustus und seine Zeit

Author: Werner Eck

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406418846

Category: Emperors

Page: 128

View: 5723

An jenem Tag, da 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 in einem Sarg auf den Scheiterhaufen gesetzt. Über dem Sarg 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, die Witwe des toten Augustus, 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.

Women and the Law in the Roman Empire

A Sourcebook on Marriage, Divorce and Widowhood

Author: Judith Evans Grubbs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415152402

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 5283

It is widely recognized that Roman law is an important source of information about women in the Roman world, and can present a more rounded and accurate picture than literary sources. This sourcebook fully exploits the rich legal material of the imperial period - from Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE) to the end of the western Roman Empire (476 CE), incorporating both pagan and Christian eras, and explaining the rights women held under Roman law, the restrictions to which they were subject, and legal regulations on marriage, divorce and widowhood. The main focus is on the major legal texts (the Digest, the Institutes of Gaius, the Code of Justinian and the Theodosian Code), but a significant number of non-legal documentary sources are included. These are particularly important as they illustrate how the law worked in practice, and how this practice (particularly in the provinces) could differ from the letter of the law. Accessible English translations are enhanced by clear, concise background material, which includes useful explanation of historical and geographical context, and a helpful glossary of Roman legal and administrative terms completes the volume.

Archaeology on Film

Author: Mary Downs

Publisher: Archaeological Inst of Amer


Category: Social Science

Page: 115

View: 1089

This document provides a comprehensive guide to archaeological films and video tapes of archaeological interest. Individual films and film series are listed alphabetically by title. Each entry includes the following information: title, series, date, length, color/black & white, format, purchase and rental prices, distributor/rental source, producer (when known), description, audience, level, and review references. An index organizes titles by subject. The document concludes with a complete guide to distributors that includes addresses and phone numbers. (MM)

The Oxford History of the Roman World

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802033

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 4878

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.

Die römische Armee

Author: Paul Rosen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640207793


Page: 60

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Fruhgeschichte, Antike, Note: 2,7, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Veranstaltung: Proseminar Ceasars gallischer Krieg, 18 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der nun folgenden Arbeit mochte ich mich mit der romischen Armee befassen. Dazu muss man allerdings einschrankend sagen, dass eine umfassende Arbeit uber das romische Heerwesen konsequenterweise einen Zeitraum von mehreren hundert Jahren umfassen musste. In dieser langen Zeitspanne war das Imperum Romanum und mithin sein Heer mehrfach politischen, gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Anderungen unterworfen. Es wurde also den Rahmen der vorgegebenen Arbeit sprengen, die romische Armee durch ihre gesamte Geschichte zu begleiten, und samtliche Neuerungen bzw. Anderungen anzufuhren. Aus diesem Grund konzentriere ich mich auf die Zeit Caesars [100-44 v.Chr.], der sich ca.60 v. Chr. die Neuerungen der Heeresreform des Marius zu Nutze machte, um sich wahrend seiner Konsulnzeit in Gallien eine machtige Privatarmee' aufzubauen, die den Grundstock seiner spateren Macht legte. Meine Arbeit konzentriert sich auf die Frage, warum die romische Armee so erfolgreich war und in der ca. 1000-jahrigen Geschichte des romischen Reiches durch Eroberungsfeldzuge dazu beitrug, dass Rom von einem Stadtstaat zum romische Imperium heranwuchs. Dieses umfasste in seiner grossten Ausdehnung unter Kaiser Trajan (regierte von 98 bis 117 n. Chr.) den gesamten Mittelmeerraum, sowie Gallien, Britannien, den heutigen Balkan, die Turkei und Teile des nahen Ostens bis zum kaspischen Meer und dem persischen Golf. Ich nahere mich dem Gegenstand, die Armee Caesars, indem ich mich zunachst mit der Organisation der Armee befasse. Als Literatur fur die Erforschung der Organisation der Armee zur Zeit Caesars bietet sich das Werk von G.Veith, sowie von W. Rustow an. Als nachstes werde ich mich dann mit dem Exerzieren beschaftigen. Dieses Exerzieren

Greek Literature in the Roman Empire

Author: Jason Konig

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781853997136

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 1923

In this book Jason Konig offers for the first time an accessible yet comprehensive account of the multi-faceted Greek literature of the Roman Empire, focusing especially on the first three centuries AD. He covers in turn the Greek novels of this period, the satirical writing of Lucian, rhetoric, philosophy, scientific and miscellanistic writing, geography and history, biography and poetry, providing a vivid introduction to key texts, with extensive quotation in translation. The challenges and pleasures these texts offer to their readers have come to be newly appreciated in the classical scholarship of the last two or three decades. In addition there has been renewed interest in the role played by novelistic and rhetorical writing in the Greek culture of the Roman Empire more broadly, and in the many different ways in which these texts respond to the world around them. This volume offers a broad introduction to those exciting developments.

Who's who in the Classical World

Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 9432

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

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Author: Simon Baker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409073882

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8611

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.