Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals): A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)

A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68, 1st Edition

By David Braund


334 pages

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The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of the ancient world is widespread among those without Latin and Greek, the lack of translations is proving a serious handicap.

Augustus to Nero, first published in 1985, contains numerous texts not only for students of traditional political history, but also of those interested in social and economic history. An introductory essay establishes a broad methodological framework within which each text may be understood. The focus throughout is on less well-known literary evidence: for example, the significant poetry of Crinagoras and Calpurnius Siculus. Inaccessible sources are here collected and translated: brief notes are supplied to help the reader.

Table of Contents

Preface; Bibliographical Note; Abbreviations; Introductions 1. 1-293: The Imperial Family 2. 294-351: The Imperial Household 3. 352-422: Senators 4. 423-474: Equites 5. 475-534: The Armed Forces 6. 534-601: The Imperial Administration 7. 602-693: Kings, Cities and Towns 8. 694-849: Society and Economy; Index of Personal Names; Index of Sources

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome