Augustus: From Republic to Empire [Paperback]

Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner(Editor); Jaroslaw Bodzek(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784917807 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Archaeopress Roman Archaeology | Volume: 36 | Year of Publication: 2018 | 170p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white
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Augustus: From Republic to Empire


Augustus: From Republic to Empire is the product of a conference entitled AUGUSTUS. 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD – 2000 years of divinity organised on 12 December 2014 by the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University, the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations at the Jagiellonian University and the National Museum in Krakow. The conference was hosted by the Emeryk Hutten- Czapski Museum – a branch of the National Museum in Krakow – and commemorated the anniversary of Augustus’s death. The volume offers readers articles that deal with a variety of topics ranging from architecture, urban issues and painting to fine art represented by glyptics and numismatics. It includes papers devoted to the publication of previously unknown objects, articles presenting iconographic research, deliberations on propaganda, and analyses of the political situation and source texts. Chronologically, some of the papers go beyond the age of August, yet are relevant to the understanding of the transformations that took place in art and architecture during the reign of the first princeps, the widely-understood middle and late periods of the Republic, and the early Empire. The geographic scope of the articles covers the entire territory of the Empire. This diverse topic allows a variety of research themes on the epoch of August to be presented from a broad perspective.

Table of Contents


IMP XV/SICIL – The debate over the Augustus golden quaternion of Pompeii – Katarzyna Balbuza

Propaganda of victory in iconography on gems from Novae – Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner

An attempt at identifying the location of the ancient agora in Chersonesus Taurica – Andrzej B. Biernacki and Elena Klenina

Changes in the urban layout and architecture of the ancient town in Marina el-Alamein at the turn of eras – Rafał Czerner

The Augustan inspirations for the decoration of the chimney place in the Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace in Warsaw. presented to mark the occasion of the University of Warsaw bicentennial – Piotr Dyczek

Octavian/Augustus’s propaganda messages encoded on ancient engraved gems from the Constantine Schmidt-Ciążyński collection – Paweł Gołyźniak

Capricorn and the star: the astrological symbols of Augustus – Szymon Jellonek

Between greatness and divinity. Augustus in ancient tradition and medieval legend – Agata A. Kluczek

Octavian in Egypt. Propaganda and graffiti – Adam Łukaszewicz

The villa of Livia on the Via Flaminia and its restoration at the bimillenarius of Augustus (2014) – Marina Piranomonte

Plundered art in the galleries of Augustan Rome – Tomasz Polański

Residential villas in Italy in the Augustan age: the case-study of the Sabina Tiberina – Carla Sfameni

Augustus and Cyrenaica – Jerzy Żelazowski

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