K. GALINSKY: Augustan Culture. an Interpretive Introduction. + , 6 pls, ills . Princeton: Princeton University Press, Cased, $/? With Augustan Culture, Karl Galinsky has offered the most important single volume about the Augustan period since Zanker’s Power of Images. Galinsky’s. Augustan Culture has 33 ratings and 3 reviews. James said: I first used this book for an undergraduate essay on whether Augustus’ famous rem publicam ex.

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Augustan Culture by Karl Galinsky

In sum, Augustus succeeded by using auctoritas where others, including Julius Caesar, had failed by grasping after potestas. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Published February 15th by Princeton University Press first published Great art and literature can respond to oppression, as G. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Richard Thomas’ “insatiable toil occupied all areas of existence” v. Text, Translation, and Commentary. The picture is of a continual flux and evolution in a greater Mediterranean culture which had antecedents before Augustus and which evolved after him.

Galinsky seems to be working on the same plain as potter, but narrowing the concern specifically to the Augustan experience. Galinsky also considers Virgil’s labor cklture from G. After all, it is true that Augustus did not allow Agrippa’s Pantheon to be named after himself, nor would he allow his statue to be placed among the other gods Dio But in the Greek east it was the emperor himself, rather than merely his aura, that was divine.

This subject matter is Galinsky’s area of expertise and all of his galinaky this one–are enjoyable to read. In his consideration of Augustus’ moral agenda, G. For Galinsky, a product of modern scholarship, language has nuance. As Pontifex Maximus, Augustus reorganized the cult of the Lares Compitales, itself the center of collegia. Horatian recusatio presents a parallel with that of Augustus himself, who refused the offices of consul and censor, satisfied with the status afforded by his own auctoritas.

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Turning to Horace, Galinsky explains how the telos of Horatian poetry was not panegyric, but the process of poetry and life itself. He is careful with details, ranging from variegated marble floor tiles of the forum to its citations of fifth-century Greek culture Second, Augustus sought to revitalize rather than merely aubustan return to existing traditions I have suggested elsewhere MH45f.

The leaders galinsmy the imperial cult of Augustales consisted largely of wealthy freedmen, and included women, as the evidence of several altars suggest ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Two examples come immediately to mind. This activity fostered the growing taste for things Greek.

On the one hand, he wants to preserve “the largely autonomous nature of the entire portraiture process”while at the same time denying it “certainly, the ruler is an active participant in determining his self-representation” I love, love Karl Galinsky former professor of mine at UT and his books regarding culture during the age of Augustus rock!

Augustus joined this society even though some of its members had formerly been his enemies. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

In the first chapter Galinsky sets forth the book’s basic thesis, namely that Augustus ruled by auctoritas rather than potestas. Further, assimilation to divinities and heroes such as Hercules, Mercury, and especially Apollo accomplished a similar goal He begins with the Ara Pacis, discussing it both in terms of its own iconography and with regard to its particular placement in the Campus Martius.

Now Augustus, near the end of his own career could claim in the RG that Cicero’s prediction had been fulfilled 45f.


The answer lies in auctoritas, the term on which Augustus based his rule. Outside of Rome, the Augustales, who formed the basis of a new middle class cf. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This is an essential dynamic of Augustan culture” The disrepair of religion itself reflected the disorder of the Roman state in the decades just before Augustus’ rule. He begins his discussion with general remarks, echoing a theme with which he had concluded the previous chapter, namely that Augustan art and literature require a certain participation on the part of the audience.

In sum, Augustan Culture is a book that makes the reader think and will help shape Augustan studies for the rest of the decade and well beyond.

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Galinsky’s assertion that Augustus did not engage in a propaganda campaigneven if it is now in vogue to say as much cf. He demonstrates that Augustus himself seems to have made the association, gslinsky the inclusion of caryatids in the Temple of Mars Ultor also suggests, harking back to the Erechtheum cf. This is a re-read for me, but a good one. All Latin is translated; all ideas are thoroughly explored; illustrations abound; I think this is an excellent text.

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