The Augustan aristocracy

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - History - 504 pages
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While the monarchy established by Caesar Augustus has attracted much scholarly attention, far less has been said about the reemergence of the old nobility at that time after years of civil war. One clear reason for this has been the lack of reliable evidence from the period. This book goes backward to the early years of the 1st century B.C. and forward to the reign of Nero in search of documentation of the Augustan aristocracy. Syme draws particularly on theAnnalsof Tacitus to cover 150 years in the history of Roman families, chronicling their splendor and success, as well as their subsequent fall within the embrace of the dynasty.

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I do not like Syme. This book did not change that opinion. Ugh. Read full review

Contents

The Nobilitas
1
The Hazards of Life
16
Nobiles in Eclipse
32
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), one of the most distinguished Roman historians, was Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. In addition to numerous awards and honors, he collected honorary degrees in eleven countries on five continents.

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