Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction

Karl Galinsky

Grand political accomplishment and artistic productivity were the hallmarks of Augustus Caesar's reign (31 B.C. to A.D. 14), which has served as a powerful model of achievement for societies throughout Western history. Although much research has been done on individual facets of Augustan culture, Karl Galinsky's book is the first in decades to present a unified overview, one that brings together political and social history, art, literature, architecture, and religion. Weaving analysis and narrative throughout a richly illustrated text, Galinsky provides not only an enjoyable account of the major ideas of the age, but also an interpretation of the creative tensions and contradictions that made for its vitality and influence. Galinsky draws on source material ranging from coins and inscriptions to the major works of poetry and art, and challenges the schematic concepts and dichotomies that have commonly been applied to Augustan culture. He demonstrates that this culture was neither monolithic nor the mere result of one man's will. Instead it was a nuanced process of evolution and experimentation. Augustan culture had many contributors, as Galinsky demonstrates, and their dynamic interactions resulted in a high point of creativity and complexity that explains the transcendence of the Augustan age. Far from being static, its sophisticated literary and artistic monuments call for the active response and involvement of the reader and viewer even today.

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  • Preface Ch. IA Principal Concept: Auctoritas Ch. IIThe Restoration of the Res publica Ch. IIIIdeas, Ideals, and Values Ch. IVArt and Architecture Ch. VAugustan Literature Ch. VIReligion Ch. VIICentral Characteristics Ch. VIIIEpilogue: Auctor Perpetuus Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Works Notes Bibliography Provenience of Illustrations Index of Passages General Index

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書名 Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction
著作者等 Galinsky, Gotthard Karl
Galinsky Karl
書名別名 Augustan culture
シリーズ名 Princeton paperbacks
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xi, 474 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691058903
NCID BA36224025
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国