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Mourning an emperor : the sociopolitical spectacle of death, dynasty, and the funeral during the transformation of the Roman Republic to Principate

Author: Staci Ann Duros
Publisher: 2017.
Dissertation: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin--Madison 2017.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The funeral, originating as a traditional Republican performance, the final and most important for a deceased aristocrat in terms of his memory, took on an even greater role of political communication and social capital during late Republic: codes of dress, deportment and speech, modes of participatory actions, social norms and behavior provide clues to what is playing out in Roman politics. The entire process of  Read more...
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Duros, Staci Ann.
Mourning an emperor.
(OCoLC)987570330
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Staci Ann Duros
OCLC Number: 1003042385
Notes: Advisor: Marc Kleijwegt.
Reproduction Notes: Print reproduction.
Description: iii, 206 leaves ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Staci A. Duros.

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The funeral, originating as a traditional Republican performance, the final and most important for a deceased aristocrat in terms of his memory, took on an even greater role of political communication and social capital during late Republic: codes of dress, deportment and speech, modes of participatory actions, social norms and behavior provide clues to what is playing out in Roman politics. The entire process of the post-death ritual, consisting of: the collocatio (lying-in-state), the pompa funebris (funeral procession) and the imagines, the laudatio funebris (funeral oration in honor of the deceased delivered at the Rostra in the Forum), and the burial or cremation itself, became pivotal as a means of reaffirming a leader's reforms and legacy. The significance of the Roman aristocratic funeral as a ceremony (an activity with ritual significance that is performed on a particular occasion) and ritual (a prescribed order of formal acts) can be used as a prism through which to examine political institutions. This dissertation explores the funerals for members of the Augustan household (Marcellus, Drusus the Elder, Gaius and Lucius Caesar, and Augustus). Each funeral represents a case study at a specific moment during the reign of Augustus that can be used to investigate the development of imperial ideology. By adapting and altering the funerary rituals' symbolic associations, cultivated and reformatted over a period of more than forty years, Augustus' funeral marked the final step in the transformation of the Roman Republic to Roman Empire. The emergence of a form of government that was monarchic in all but name changed the composition of the state and the relationship between the ruler and his subjects. Rather than being the leading citizen (princeps) in a state that ruled an empire, Augustus became the de facto ruler of the Roman Empire. Rome and its institutions no longer ruled the empire; the emperor ruled it. Studying the Augustan funeral ceremony and ritual challenges the utilitarian, canonical view of a traditional and foundation time period because it offers an understanding of the delicate and often overlooked connections between spectacle and the performance of power.

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