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- DescriptionThis book examines the new institution of divinization that emerged as a political phemen at the end of the Roman Republic with the deification of Julius Caesar. Michael Koortbojian addresses the myriad problems related to Caesar's, and subsequently Augustus', divinization, in a sequence of studies devoted to the complex character of the new imperial system. These investigations focus on the broad spectrum of forms - monumental, epigraphic, numismatic, and those of social ritual - used to represent the most vel imperial institutions: divinization, a monarchial princeps, and a hereditary dynasty. Throughout, political and religious icography is enlisted to serve in the study of these new Roman institutions, from their slow emergence to their gradual evolution and finally their eventual conventionalization.
- Author BiographyMichael 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.
- Author(s)Michael Koortbojian
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication31/10/2013
- SubjectThe Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note158 b/w illus.
- Weight940 g
- Width177 mm
- Height253 mm
- Spine20 mm
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