By Beth Severy
Augustus and the kin on the start of the Roman Empire is an exceptional instance of the way, if we research "private" concerns akin to these of family members and gender, we achieve a better realizing of "public" issues corresponding to politics, faith and historical past. Discussing proof from sculpture to cults and from monuments to army heritage, the booklet pursues the altering strains among private and non-private, relations and nation that gave form to the Roman imperial system.
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Augustus and the Family at the Birth of the Roman Empire by Beth Severy