Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius

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  • Author(s): Paul Rehak; John G. Younger
  • Series:
    Wisconsin Studies in Classics
  • Publication Information:
    Madison : University of Wisconsin Press. 2006
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Caesar Augustus promoted a modest image of himself as the first among equals (princeps), a characterization that was as popular with the ancient Romans as it is with many scholars today. Paul Rehak argues against this impression of humility and suggests that, like the monarchs of the Hellenistic age, Augustus sought immortality—an eternal glory gained through deliberate planning for his niche in history while flexing his existing power. Imperium and Cosmos focuses on Augustus's Mausoleum and Ustrinum (site of his cremation), the Horologium-Solarium (a colossal sundial), and the Ara Pacis (Altar to Augustan Peace), all of which transformed the northern Campus Martius into a tribute to his major achievements in life and a vast memorial for his deification after death. Rehak closely examines the artistic imagery on these monuments, providing numerous illustrations, tables, and charts. In an analysis firmly contextualized by a thorough discussion of the earlier models and motifs that inspired these Augustan monuments, Rehak shows how the princeps used these on such an unprecedented scale as to truly elevate himself above the common citizen.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780299220105. 9780299220143. 9780299220136.
    • Accession Number:
      229441694
    • Accession Number:
      222426
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    • ABNT:
      PAUL REHAK; JOHN G. YOUNGER. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. ISBN 9780299220105. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426. Acesso em: 30 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Paul Rehak, John G. Younger. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. University of Wisconsin Press; 2006. Accessed November 30, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426
    • APA:
      Paul Rehak, & John G. Younger. (2006). Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. University of Wisconsin Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Paul Rehak, and John G. Younger. 2006. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. Wisconsin Studies in Classics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426.
    • Harvard:
      Paul Rehak and John G. Younger (2006) Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426 (Accessed: 30 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Paul Rehak & John G. Younger 2006, Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius, Wisconsin Studies in Classics, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, viewed 30 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Paul Rehak, and John G. Younger. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Paul Rehak, and John G. Younger. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius. Wisconsin Studies in Classics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Paul Rehak, John G. Younger. Imperium and Cosmos : Augustus and the Northern Campus Martius [Internet]. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press; 2006 [cited 2020 Nov 30]. (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=222426