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Grécia e Roma no universo de Augusto

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892610528 Year: Pages: 217 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1053-5 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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This book encompasses papers presented at the XXVII Classical Studies Week (2014) of the Federal University of Ceará. The Symposium was consecrated to the bimillennial celebration of Augustus’ death, and proposed discussions about cultural dialogues between Greece and Rome under Augustan ideology. How do rhetoric, philosophy, literature and history engage in such dialogues and in such controversial ideology? The papers in this book highlight aspects of that discussion, and are divided into three sections: Section I contemplates philosophy, rhetoric and politics, particularly in the relationship between young Octavian and Cicero; Section II contemplates Augustan literature (Horace, Virgil, Tibullus and Ovid); finally, Section III approaches history and Greek comedy through Plutarch.

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Appello ad principem

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ISBN: 9783406593222 9782821846463 Year: Language: German
Publisher: C.H.Beck
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Die Kaiser Augustus, Mark Aurel, Septimius Severus und Caracalla sind vor allem durch ihre Politik bekannt. Daneben waren sie als Kaiser auch in der Rechtsprechung tätig. Wie sie diese wahrnahmen, prägt auch ihre spätere Einschätzung in der Literatur bis heute. Dieser Band befasst sich mit Berufungsentscheidungen der römischen Kaiser, wenn sie gegen eine bereits gefällte Entscheidung angerufen wurden. Vom vorsichtigen Lavieren des Kaisers Augustus zur Einrichtung dieser Instanz bis zum Spiel ...

The Republic in Danger

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ISBN: 9780199601745 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: History
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M. Scribonius Drusus Libo has always been considered an inexplicable victim of predatory prosecutors, destroyed in the changed conditions of Tiberius’ succession to the founder of the Principate. This is wrong. Drusus Libo conspired with a group of Tiberius’ opponents to challenge Tiberius’ right. The senate’s investigation of Drusus Libo will be examined in Chapter One and Chapter Two. It will be shown that Drusus Libo was treated in a way reminiscent of Catiline’s associate P. Lentulus Sura in 63 bc. Drusus Libo’s collaborators are then identified as a group of persons who supported first Gaius Caesar, then L. Aemilius Paullus and finally Agrippa Postumus. It is argued that the relationship of this group to Tiberius was beyond repair long before he succeeded Augustus. Tiberius’ succession to the supreme power in ad 14 signalled, therefore, a decisive defeat for this group. The succession is thus reconsidered from a new point of view: it was by no means sewn up. Drusus Libo is central to our understanding of Tiberius’ behaviour at this time. This is what the book examines in detail. A new historical model for the years 6 bc to ad 16 is offered, which has repercussions for the study of both the preceding and subsequent periods. The book is therefore a contribution to the study of the invention of the Principate at Rome.

Vergil's Political Commentary in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid

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ISBN: 9783110426427 9783110456134 Year: Pages: 183 DOI: 10.1515/9783110426427 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In the book titled Vergil's political commentary in Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, the author examines Vergil’s political views by analyzing the whole of the poet’s work. He introduces the notion of the functional model suggesting that the poet often used this instrument when making a political statement. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are suggested and the author concludes that Vergil’s political engagement is visible in much of his work. During his whole career the poet was consistent in his views on several major political themes. These varied from, the distress caused by the violation of the countryside during and after the expropriations in the 40s B.C., to the horrors of the civil war and the violence of war in general, and the necessity of strong leadership. Vergil hoped and expected that Octavian would establish peace and order, and he supported a form of hereditary kingship for which he considered Octavian a suitable candidate. He held Cleopatra in high regard, and he appreciated a more meaningful role for women in society. Vergil wrote poetry that supported Augustus, but he had also the courage to criticize Octavian and his policies. He was a commentator with an independent mind and was not a member of Augustus’ putative propaganda machine.

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