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Title: The Age of Augustus, 2nd ed
Author: Eck, Werner
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007
Paperback; ISBN: 9781405151498
Edition: 2nd Volumes: 1; Pages: 224
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n this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.* A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age.* Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire.* Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic to a monarchy.* Covers domestic and foreign policy, constitutional developments, and cultural achievements.* Compares Augustus' own account of his life to other historical narratives and archaeological records.* Includes a new translation of Augustus' Res Gestae with a short introduction and a substantial bibliography to aid further study.ContentsContentsContents.Introduction: The Res Gestae of Augustus.1. Augustus' Career in Overview: The Res Gestae.2. Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives.3. The Seizure of Power: Legalizing Usurpation.4. The Triumvirate: Dictatorship Sanctioned by Law.5. The Path to Formal Legitimation as a Ruler.6. The Final Battles for Power: Actium and Alexandria.7. A New Political Order: The Principate Takes Shape.8. The Principate Develops Further.9. The Princeps and the Roman Elite.10. The Practical Implementation of Political Power: Governing the Empire.11. A Standing Army.12. War and Peace: Expanding the Empire.13. Rome, the Augustan City.14. The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession.15. Augustus' Death and the Future of the Empire.Time Line.Appendix: Translation of Augustus' Res Gestae.Bibliography.