The Resource Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction, Karl Galinsky

Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction, Karl Galinsky

Label
Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction
Title
Augustan culture
Title remainder
an interpretive introduction
Statement of responsibility
Karl Galinsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galinsky, Karl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG279
LC item number
.G17 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustus
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Roma
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Römisches Reich
  • Römisches Reich
  • Civilization
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Romeinse keizertijd
  • Kultur
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Latein
  • Literatur
  • Religion
  • Literatur
  • Kunst
Label
Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction, Karl Galinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-460) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Augustan Evolution -- Ch. I.A Principal Concept: Auctoritas -- Ch. II. The Restoration of the Res publica -- Ch. III. Ideas, Ideals, and Values -- Ch. IV. Art and Architecture -- Ch. V. Augustan Literature -- Ch. VI. Religion -- Ch. VII. Central Characteristics -- Ch. VIII. Epilogue: Auctor Perpetuus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780691044354
Lccn
95033469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33078682
  • (OCoLC)ocm33078682
Label
Augustan culture : an interpretive introduction, Karl Galinsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-460) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Augustan Evolution -- Ch. I.A Principal Concept: Auctoritas -- Ch. II. The Restoration of the Res publica -- Ch. III. Ideas, Ideals, and Values -- Ch. IV. Art and Architecture -- Ch. V. Augustan Literature -- Ch. VI. Religion -- Ch. VII. Central Characteristics -- Ch. VIII. Epilogue: Auctor Perpetuus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780691044354
Lccn
95033469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33078682
  • (OCoLC)ocm33078682

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...