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The Age of Augustus (Blackwell Ancient Lives) [Paperback]

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. List of Illustrations. List of Maps. 1. Augustus’ Career in Overview: The Res Gestae. 2. Modest Origins, Powerful Relatives. 3. Seizing Power and 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. Shaping the Lives of Men. 12. A Standing Army. 13. War and Peace: Expanding the Empire. 14. Rome, the Augustan City. 15. The Quest for Political Continuity: The Succession. 16. Augustus’ Death and the Future of the Empire. Time Line. Appendix: The Res Gestae of Augustus. The Res Gestae of Augustus by Sarolta A. Takács. Select Bibliography. Index

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