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The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus


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1. Making men gods; 2. The question of Caesar's divinity and the problem of his cult statue; 3. Augural images: old traditions and new institutions; 4. Romulus, Quirinus, genius, divus; 5. Caesar's portrait and the Simulacrum Divi Iulii; 6. Auspicious, propitious, victorious; 7. Representation in an era of divinization; 8. Ad urbem et ex urbe: the imagery of the divus and its fate; 9. Coda: reverberations in the east.

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This book examines the newly institutionalized divinization of Caesar and Augustus at the advent of the Roman empire.

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Michael Koortbojian is Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous articles on Roman Art and Renaissance antiquarianism, and his book Myth, Meaning, and Memory on Roman Sarcophagi was published in 1995. He has been a Fellow of the Warburg Institute, King's College, Cambridge, and the American Academy in Rome.


'... informative, often insightful and always stimulating ...' W. Jeffrey Tatum, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"... informative, often insightful and always stimulating ..." W. Jeffrey Tatum, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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