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: An Interpretive Introduction

Text, Translation, and Commentary. From this perspective, the Augustan triumph was not a bloody revolution, but the pinnacle of an evolution that went on evolving after its helmsman expired.

Auctoritas connotes a special type of authority. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Galinsky’s finest work on Horace emerges at the close of his discussion of this author when he compares Odes 4 to the Ara Pacis. Reorganizing these in a virtually Cleisthenic fashion, Augustus harmonized several social classes at once.


Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction by Karl Galinsky

That aside, however, Galinsky certainly does a good job of interpreting Augustus’ reforms in the best light possible. Its floruit was the Augustan period. Such reluctance is the only steady feature of the otherwise evolving expansion and diversification of the worship of Augustus in the east.

Regarding poetry, Galinsky does not tell us many things new, but he nicely brings together into a few pages current opinio communis. Instead, Galinsky believes that the moral decline that is readily apparent by the reign of Nero is caused by the peace and general happiness that imperial rule largely ensured Galinsky notes that the physical evidence is corroborated by the ancient sources.


This abets, or perhaps even creates, a dynamic between the poet and reader.

Augustan Culture by Karl Galinsky

But Galinsky does not want there to be teeth in Ovid’s wit the way Zanker does: Schmaltz [ RhM ]Galinsky wants to suggest a more fluid development galijsky portrait style. Galinsky offers a perceptive comparison of a silver bowl with the nearly contemporary Metamorphoses.

Buy the selected items together This item: Mike rated it really liked it Sep 30, A multiplicity of voices united loosely by a central figure seems somehow appropriately Augustan. Galinsky goes well beyond Zanker, who wants to restrict the artist’s autonomy Zanker, f.

Instead it had degenerated into a vortex of self-serving oligarchs whose vicious competition with each other nearly destroyed the commonwealth and strangled the culture. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. All of this increased the divine aura about Augustus in Rome.

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In addition, he wished to reveal himself to be civilis princeps, as the Forbes type suggests But contradiction, Galinsky suggests, was a feature of the Augustan world in general: After having him in class and seeing what a wonderful, intelligent professor he was I did a little research on him.

I have suggested elsewhere MH45f. Indeed, his work on both Aeneid and Metamorphoses has been distinguished by concern for Augustan themes and values, whether religious.

He could have also mentioned the ancilia that were said to gqlinsky dropped from heaven during the reign of Numa and in Aen. Long before Augustus, Greek architects like Hermodoris of Salamis, who designed the Temple of Jupiter Stator for Caecilus Metellus in the s, were at work in the city.

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The donning of the official title pater patriae followed as a matter of course Most of all, his silence about Ovid’s elegiac production and exile, to my mind, raises as many questions as his many intelligent analyses of Horace and Virgil settle. Tom Shields rated it really liked it Jun 14, Galinsky argues the former is simply the instrument by which the latter is achieved.

Showing of 2 reviews. The emperor preferred to herald his auctoritas by a great number of portrait busts and honorific inscriptions erected to him. East Dane Augustab Men’s Fashion. The central question under debate is whether or not Augustus was sincere in his claims to have restored the res publica after decades of civil strife. All of this, to my mind, is markedly propagandistic.

That Augustus influenced his portrait development directly is also surely correct. Write a customer review.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As one finds in Augustan poetry, the ‘sign’ is resurrected, redeployed, and reinvested with new associations.