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The Alternative Augustan Age

Josiah Osgood, Kit Morrell, and Kathryn Welch


The princeps Augustus (63 BCE–14 CE), recognized as the first of the Roman emperors, looms large in the teaching and writing of Roman history. Major political, literary, and artistic developments alike are attributed to him. This book deliberately and provocatively shifts the focus off Augustus while still looking at events of his time. Contributors uncover the perspectives and contributions of a range of individuals other than the princeps. Not all thought they were living in the “Augustan Age.” Not all took their cues from Augustus. In their self-display or ideas for reform, some anticipated ... More

Keywords: Augustus, Augustan Age, Rome, Roman history, experimentation, princeps

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190901400
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josiah Osgood, editor
Chair and Professor of Classics, Georgetown University

Kit Morrell, editor
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam

Kathryn Welch, editor
Associate Professor of Roman History, University of Sydney

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