Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction Hardcover – 19 May 1996
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"A thought provoking study that complements and integrates the fruits of many significant studies on individual elements of this major international ancient culture."--Choice
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"An important and fascinating book. The time is right for a work that interweaves Augustan history, literature, and art, and Karl Galinsky is one of the very few scholars who has enough expertise in all three areas to do this successfully ... In sum, Augustan Culture is a book that makes the reader think and will help shape Augustan studies for the rest of the decade and well beyond."--Diana E. E. Kleiner, Yale University
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Personally I don't like Galinsky's literary interpretations, especially his reading of the Aeneid, but that aside this is an excellent book bringing together all the strands that make up culture and putting them into a Roman context. His discussion of the multiple meanings of key roman concepts such as 'clemency', 'virtue', 'romaness', 'fidelity' is both deeply enlightening and fascinating.
Probably this is a bit heavy for the amateur enthusiast but for students of the period it is essential and an excellent antidote to the very different (but equally excellent, in my view) Symes' Roman Revolution.
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