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He also discusses Horace’s universalism of certain values: It had changed my thinking about the Augustan poets and the degree of state control that was even possible at the time. He offers a somewhat detailed discussion of the paintings in the houses of Livia and Augustus, suggesting that the overall effect is not unlike that of a pinacotheca.

Augustus also coopted many of the significant anniversary dates to correspond to dates important to his family and regime But, as Octavian matured and grew into the role of emperor, his behavior must have been perceived as not conflicting with his position but as being in accord with his conservative moral legislation.

In short, my objection to G. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Books by Karl Galinsky. It is difficult for me to regard the frequent repetition of the titular DIVI F as anything less than propaganda. Cizek that it is precisely when we look for a poetic quality in Livy’s prose that we can begin to appreciate the refinement of his style.


Foulkes, Literature and Propagandaseems to me less compelling than his insightful remarks about Numa. Octavian’s grasp for power, Galinsky admits, “had been accompanied by a bloodbath and a ruthlessness that appalled even contemporaries calloused by previous civil wars” Octavian’s second Romulus was being transformed throughout the 20s into Augustus’ Numa.

In Chapter 4, Galinsky sets out to suggest a parallel development between poetry considered in chapter 5 and art and architecture. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

But contradiction, Galinsky suggests, was a feature of the Augustan world in general: But in the Greek east it was the emperor himself, rather than merely his aura, that was divine. He begins his discussion with general remarks, echoing a theme with which he had concluded the previous chapter, namely that Augustan art and literature require a certain participation on the part of the audience.

Galinsky also considers the Aeneid in this chapter. This articulation is very important not only for art historians but for anyone who wishes to grasp the richness of associations present in the art, as much as the literature, of the Augustan period. Augustus’ program was, after all, aggressive.

Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction

Daniel rated it really liked it Apr 01, Erected earlier than the Forum Augustum, it was situated in auguztan oldest section of Rome, the Germalus summit of the Palatine, sacred not only for the Lupercal, the hut of Romulus and for the slope where Hercules’ slew the monster Cacus, but also for the precinct of Victory located there.


Recent criticism has shown us that perhaps a better way to read Livy is to consider him as a literary figure in his own right. Following Menichetti MEFR 98 []Galinsky believes that the colossus at the culmination of the left porticus originally depicted Augustann, and only later, under Claudius, was its head changed to that of Augustus Zanker, Power of Images Cicero had predicted, at the end of his own and the beginning of the princeps’ career, that Octavian was capable of doing this Phil.

Galinsky goes on to delineate several characteristics of the stylistic transition to Augustan sculpture. Herbert rated it it was amazing Mar 12, By focusing on the Lares, he was able to combine the genius of the pater familias with his own genius. In the fifth chapter G. Turning to Livy, G.

In regard to literary references about the ludi saeculares and about Augustus’ moral reforms, Galinsky’s augusgan is qualified and balanced: Galinsky has been writing for thirty years now even culturre Aeneas, Sicily and Rome. Galinsky also considers Virgil’s labor improbus from G. He demonstrates that Augustus himself seems to have made the association, as the inclusion of caryatids in the Temple of Mars Ultor also suggests, harking back to the Erechtheum cf.

Augustus preferred to celebrate the memory of his adopted father.