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The Romans in the Age of Augustus

ISBN: 978-1-4443-1932-3
216 pages
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus.
  • Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge
  • Offers compelling insight into the workings of Roman society during this pivotal period in its history
  • Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects of Augustus's reign including the armed forces, religion, and intellectual and cultural life
  • Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the Roman Republic
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List of Figures.

List of Maps.

Preface.

Abbreviations.

1 Introduction.

2 The Growth of an Empire.

3 The Crisis of the Late Republic.

4 The Emperor and his People.

5 Town and Country.

6 Customs, Culture, and Ideas.

7 The Armed Services and the Frontiers.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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Andrew Lintott is retired Professor of Roman History at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. He has written widely on the Roman Republic, including Violence in Republican Rome (1968, 2nd edn. 1999), Imperium Romanum (1993), The Roman Republic (2000), The Constitution of the Roman Republic (1999) and Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion (2008). He also co-edited volume IX of the Cambridge Ancient History volume, 2e (1994).
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  • Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge
  • Offers a compelling insight into the workings of Roman society during this pivotal period in its history
  • Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects of Augustus’s reign including the armed forces, religion, and intellectual and cultural life
  • Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the Roman Republicd
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“The book is complemented by 19 figures and 5 maps.  It quickly brings the reader into the world of Augustus in an engaging style.”  (Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 1 December 2013)

"Highly recommended. General collections/public libraries." (Choice, 1 May 2011)

"This aside, The Romans in the Age of Augustus presents a complex topic in an accessible format and would make a useful addition to courses on Roman history as well as to those that offer general surveys of the ancient world". (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 18 May 2011)

"It is...a pleasure to report on The Romans in the age of Augustus (63 BC to AD 14) inBlackwell's excellent series ‘The Peoples of Europe'.This short overview, just under 170 pages long (plusendnotes, references and index), grew out of ANDREWLINTOTT's teaching at Oxford and the BritishSchool at Rome: it packs a tremendous amount ofinformation on the period with consummate ease." (Antiquity, December 2010)

"Roman historians already keep Lintott's Imperium Romanum, Constitution of the Roman Republic, and Cicero as Evidence at their fingertips and assign them for their courses. Here is another in that tradition. Modestly styled an "ethnography," Romans in the Age of Augustus is in fact a political, social, and cultural history of Rome and Italy at the crucial moment in their history, filled with living, breathing individuals."
Greg Rowe, University of Victoria

"Lintott's admirably concise treatment is especially strong on the Republican background of Augustus' rule and everyday aspects of his government."
Karl Galinsky, University of Texas at Austin

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