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1 Gurval, Robert Alan ACTIUM AND AUGUSTUS The Politics and Emotions of Civil War
University of Michigan Press 1995 0472105906 / 9780472105908 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
very minor shelfwear to book. Inscribed by author to R. E. Fantham. Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Creasing/waviness to front panel of DJ. ; On 2 September 31 B. C. E. , the heir of Julius Caesar defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra in a naval engagement at Actium. Despite the varied judgments this battle received in antiquity, common opinion held that Actium marked the start of a new era, a turning point in Roman history and, indeed, in Western civilization. Actium and Augustus marks a turning point as well. Robert Alan Gurval's unusual approach is to examine contemporary views of the battle and its immediate political and social consequences. He starts with a consideration of the official celebration and public commemoration of the Actian victory and then moves on to other questions. What were the "Actian" monuments that Octavian erected on the battle site and later in Rome? What role did the Actian victory play in the political formation of the Principate and its public ideology? What was the response of contemporary poetry? Throughout, this volume concentrates on contemporary views of Actium and its results. Written to include the general reader, Actium and Augustus presents a thoughtful examination of a complex period. All Greek and Latin quotations are translated, and extensive illustrations present graphic evidence about the issues Romans faced. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.5 Inches; 270 pages; Signed by Author 
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2 Gurval, Robert Alan ACTIUM AND AUGUSTUS The Politics and Emotions of Civil War
University of Michigan Press 1998 0472084895 / 9780472084890 Softcover Near Fine 
very minor shelfwear to book. Very faint crease to rear wrap. ; On 2 September 31 B. C. E. , the heir of Julius Caesar defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra in a naval engagement at Actium. Despite the varied judgments this battle received in antiquity, common opinion held that Actium marked the start of a new era, a turning point in Roman history and, indeed, in Western civilization. Actium and Augustus marks a turning point as well. Robert Alan Gurval's unusual approach is to examine contemporary views of the battle and its immediate political and social consequences. He starts with a consideration of the official celebration and public commemoration of the Actian victory and then moves on to other questions. What were the "Actian" monuments that Octavian erected on the battle site and later in Rome? What role did the Actian victory play in the political formation of the Principate and its public ideology? What was the response of contemporary poetry? Throughout, this volume concentrates on contemporary views of Actium and its results. Written to include the general reader, Actium and Augustus presents a thoughtful examination of a complex period. All Greek and Latin quotations are translated, and extensive illustrations present graphic evidence about the issues Romans faced. ; 9.75 x 1.25 x 6.5 Inches; 270 pages 
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