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The Augustan aristocracy

Author: Ronald Syme
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study deals with the nobility surrounding the monarchy of Caesar Augustus, which was reborn after years of civil war. The exposition ranges from the closing age of the Republic to Nero's demise,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Syme
ISBN: 0198147317 9780198147312
OCLC Number: 18835098
Notes: "First issued in Clarendon paperbacks (with corrections) 1989"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Nobilitas ; The hazards of life; Nobiles in eclipse; Sixteen aristocratic generals; Monarchy and concord; Some perturbations; Stability restored; The resplendent Aemilii; The end of L. Aemilius Paullus; Marcus Lepidus; Two nieces of Augustus; Nero's aunts; Princesses and court ladies; The Junii Silani; Messalla Corvinus; The decease of Messalla; The posterity of Messalla; The last Scipiones; Descendants of Pompeius and Sulla;Descendants of Crassus; Lentulus the Augur; Kinsmen of Seianus; Quinctilius Varus; Piso the Pontifex; The education of an aristocrat; The other pisones; Nobiles in Horace; Fabius Maximus; Nobiles in Velleius; The Apologia for the principate; Appendix: The Consuls, 80 BC-AD 14; Index of persons; Geneologicaltables
Responsibility: Ronald Syme.
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'Between the seemingly abrupt sentences runs a current of feeling generated by Syme's profound understanding of the ironies of political history.' Thomas D'Evelyn The Christian Science Monitor Read more...

 
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