1. Introduction: Greece and the Augustan age; 2. Athenian eloquence and Spartan arms; 3. The noblest actions of the Greeks; 4. The gifts of the gods; 5. Constructed beauty; 6. Hadrian and the legacy of Augustus; Conclusion.
An examination of the reflections of the Augustan cultural revolution in the cities and sanctuaries of Roman Greece.
A. J. S. Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University. His distinguished list of publications includes Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities (1989, 2nd edition, 2002) [co-author with Paul Cartledge], The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition (1996, revised 2003) [co-editor with Simon Hornblower and contributor], Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (2001) [co-author with Christopher Mee], The Complete Greek Temples (2006) and The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (Cambridge, 2007) [editor and contributor].
"It is a skillful, provocative, beautifully flawed work that annoyed and delighted in equal measure, and is essential reading for anyone working on Roman Greece or issues of cultural interaction more broadly. Spawforth will be at our backs for some time to come." --BMCR