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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.

Synopsis:

This well illustrated introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, taking a detailed look at the impact of the new regime of government on society. The ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation.

Synopsis:

A
concise introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus.

Synopsis:

This well illustrated introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, taking a detailed look at the impact of the new regime of government on society. The ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation.Unlike more standard works on Augustus, this book placed greater emphasis on the art and architecture of the time, and on Roman attitudes and values

About the Author

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is Master of Sidney Sussex College, and Professor of Roman Studies, University of Cambridge, UK. Previously Director of the British School at Rome, he has held visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the Getty Museum, and is a frequent contributor on radio and television. He has been awarded an OBE for services to Anglo-Italian cultural relations, elected a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include Rome's Cultural Revolution (2008); Herculaneum: Past and Future (2011); Domestic Space in the Roman World: Pompeii and Beyond (1997) and Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1995).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Chronological Overview
The House of the Caesars-a Family Tree
1. The Myth of Actium
2. Metamorphosis
3. Palace and Court
4. Golden Rome
5. Love and War
6. God and Man
Augustan Authors (Who's Who)
Suggestions for Further Study
Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853991387
Author:
WALLACE-HADRILL, ANDREW
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Author:
Wallace-Hadrill, A.
Author:
Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew
Author:
Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew
Location:
N
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
CLASSICAL WORLD S.
Publication Date:
January 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
215 x 138 in.

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Product details 128 pages Bristol Classical Press - English 9781853991387 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This well illustrated introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, taking a detailed look at the impact of the new regime of government on society. The ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation.
"Synopsis" by ,
A
concise introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus.
"Synopsis" by , This well illustrated introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus provides a fascinating insight into the social and physical contexts of Augustan politics and poetry, taking a detailed look at the impact of the new regime of government on society. The ideas and environment manipulated by Augustus are explored, along with reactions to that manipulation.Unlike more standard works on Augustus, this book placed greater emphasis on the art and architecture of the time, and on Roman attitudes and values
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