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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Galinsky closes the chapter with a discussion that brings together many of the various strands that he has cu,ture or alluded to up to this point.

Weaving analysis and narrative throughout a richly illustrated text, Galinsky provides not only an enjoyable account of the major ideas of the age, but also an interpretation of the creative tensions and contradictions that made for its vitality and influence.

These human touches give this monument its power, distinguishing its humanity from the “relentless monotony of imperialism” exemplified in the monuments of other despots. Galinsky calls attention to two principal goals of Augustus’ religious policies: Galinsky discusses Augustus’ choice for the location of the temple in this sacred setting, stressing the fact that his home would be framed by Victory on one side and on the other by Apollo.

Augustan Culture by Karl Galinsky. Since Galinsky decides not to consider Ovidian elegy, I am able to agree that the elegy that 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. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction

No trivia or quizzes yet. Ironically for those of us who were educated in Europe. Despite such a seemingly deliberate accretion of divine attributes, Galinsky accepts the evidence that Augustus himself zugustan being worshipped as a god in Rome. Corbeill puts forward provocative views, and, although I remain unpersuaded by most of them. Galinsky’s final assessment of Livy’s history, namely that it “has little in common with the sophistication we find in the best Augustan poetry” does galinsmy give Livy his due.

That Augustus influenced his portrait development directly is also surely correct.

Following the recent work of Crawford in the Grierson Festschrift, ed. Galinsky recapitulates in this chapter one of his basic themes, namely that the Augustan regime inspires a new humanitas that itself fosters artistic and literary expression f.

This chapter is in some ways the strongest, in other ways the least satisfying in the study. The Augustan triumph was to place one strong man in firm control of the process, thus ending temporarily at least the paralyzing morass of elite pissing contests. Galinsky spends the rest of the book showcasing in exquisite detail how various agents of politics, art, literature augusgan religion partook in the Augustan evolution. Its floruit was the Augustan period.

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Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction by Karl Galinsky

The suggestion that the content of the coinage under Augustus betrays a marked independence from the emperor on the part of its various producers simply presses too hard the anti-propaganda argument; indeed, we have already seen in the case of Numa how a subtle connection with that king promoted Augustus’ new image.

While Augustus’ precise motives will perhaps always be debated, his actions and their ramifications can be considered more objectively. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He offers a somewhat detailed discussion of the paintings in the houses of Livia culrure Augustus, suggesting that the overall effect is not unlike that of a pinacotheca. Likewise, Horace adapts and Romanizes the genre of Greek lyric successfully and Virgil similarly draws on features of Greek tragedy in his revivification of Homeric epic in the Aeneid.

But Cultude is nevertheless discerning on this point, denying that the figure is “simply a blank check that can be filled in as one wishes. His discussion features an especially intelligent consideration of the altar reliefs and the epigraphical testimony of the Compitum Acili Galinsky argues the former is simply the instrument by which the latter is achieved.

In short, my objection to G. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Want to Cultute Currently Reading Read. The leaders in the imperial cult of Augustales consisted largely of wealthy freedmen, and included women, as the evidence of several altars suggest West, PVS 15 [] Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. All of this, to my mind, is markedly propagandistic. Taking a page out of reader response criticism, he suggests that this depends on the involvement of the viewer.

By virtue of his monarchy, Augustus prevented petty rivalry from developing between generals. English Choose a language for shopping.