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Augustus Caesar (David Shotter) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2005) 9780415319355


Title: Augustus Caesar

Author: Shotter, David

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415319355

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

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History sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the successive expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire over the next two centuries. Hailed as 'the restorer of the Republic', and regarded as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus became an object of emulation for many of his successors.

This pamphlet places Augustus Caesar firmly in the context of his own times. It explores the background to his spectacular rise to power, his political and imperial reforms, and the creation of the Respublica of Augustus and the legacy he left to his successors. By examining the hopes and expectations of Augustus' contemporaries and his own personal characteristics of statesmanship and unscrupulous ambition, Shotter reveals that the reasons for Augustus' success lie partly in the complexity of the man himself, and partly in the unique nature of the times in which he lived.

Contents

Foreword

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The Roman Republic

2. The Crisis of the Republic

3. Octavian

4. The Powers of Augustus

5. Auctoritas, Patronage and the Administration

6. The Respublica of Augustus

7. The Empire and the Augustan Peace

8. The City of Marble

9. The Succession

10. The Legacy of Augustus

Appendices I

Chief Dates in the Life and Career of Augustus Provinces and Armies in A.D. 14

III The Sources for Augustus' Principate

IV Glossary of Latin Terms Select bibliography

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