Res gestae divi Augusti : text, translation, and commentary / Alison E. Cooley. [print]

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Latin Publication details: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, (c)2009.Description: xiii, 317 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0521601282
  • 0521841526
  • 9780521601283
  • 9780521841528
Report number: 2008055927Contained works:
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. Res gestae divi Augusti. English (Cooley)
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. Res gestae divi Augusti. Greek (Cooley)
  • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. Res gestae divi Augusti. Latin (Cooley)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • DG279.A923.R474 2009
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Contents:
1. 'Queen of inscriptions' -- 2. RGDA at Rome -- 3. RGDA in its provincial contexts -- a. Ancyra -- born Antioch near Pisidia -- c. Apollonia -- d. Mechanisms for publication -- 4. The language of the RGDA -- a. Stylistic characteristics of the Latin text -- born Features of the Greek translation -- 5. The messages of the RGDA -- 6. Date of composition -- 7. Transmission of the text and previous study of the monuments -- a. Ancyra -- born Pisidian Antioch -- c. Apollonia -- 8. Reinterpretations of the RGDA -- a. Roman responses -- born Mussolini and the RGDA -- Res Gestae Divi Augusti: text and translation.
Review: "At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a new text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language." --
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Includes bibliographies and index.

1. 'Queen of inscriptions' -- 2. RGDA at Rome -- 3. RGDA in its provincial contexts -- a. Ancyra -- born Antioch near Pisidia -- c. Apollonia -- d. Mechanisms for publication -- 4. The language of the RGDA -- a. Stylistic characteristics of the Latin text -- born Features of the Greek translation -- 5. The messages of the RGDA -- 6. Date of composition -- 7. Transmission of the text and previous study of the monuments -- a. Ancyra -- born Pisidian Antioch -- c. Apollonia -- 8. Reinterpretations of the RGDA -- a. Roman responses -- born Mussolini and the RGDA -- Res Gestae Divi Augusti: text and translation.

"At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a new text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language." -- Publisher's information.

Parallel Greek and Latin texts with English translation of each, and with English introduction and notes.

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