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Augustus Caesar in Augustan England : The Decline of a Classical Norm.

By: Weinbrot, Howard D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (284 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400871704.Subject(s): Augustus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- In literature | Augustus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Influence | Classicism -- England -- History -- 18th century | English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- Roman influences | Latin literature -- Appreciation -- England | Rome -- In literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Augustus Caesar in Augustan England : The Decline of a Classical NormDDC classification: 820.9005 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Contents -- II: Practical Implications-The Shared View of Augustus in the Political Press -- I: The Response in France -- I: Pope's " To Augustus" and the "Daily Gazetteer.
Summary: Howard D. Weinbrot challenges the view that the period 1660-1800 is correctly regarded as the "Augustan" age of English literature, a time in which classical Augustan ideals provided a main source of inspiration. Scholars have held that British writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century considered Augustus Caesar to be the model of the wise ruler who enabled political, literary, and moral wisdom to flourish. This book shows on the contrary that classical standards, though often invoked, were often rejected by many informed citizens and writers of the day. Anti-Augustan sentiment consolidated by the 1730s, when both Whig and Tory, court and country, viewed Augustus as the enemy of the mixed and balanced constitution that was responsible for British liberty. Professor Weinbrot focuses in particular on literature and its classical backgrounds, reinterpreting major works by Pope and Gibbon. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Cover -- Contents -- II: Practical Implications-The Shared View of Augustus in the Political Press -- I: The Response in France -- I: Pope's " To Augustus" and the "Daily Gazetteer.

Howard D. Weinbrot challenges the view that the period 1660-1800 is correctly regarded as the "Augustan" age of English literature, a time in which classical Augustan ideals provided a main source of inspiration. Scholars have held that British writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century considered Augustus Caesar to be the model of the wise ruler who enabled political, literary, and moral wisdom to flourish. This book shows on the contrary that classical standards, though often invoked, were often rejected by many informed citizens and writers of the day. Anti-Augustan sentiment consolidated by the 1730s, when both Whig and Tory, court and country, viewed Augustus as the enemy of the mixed and balanced constitution that was responsible for British liberty. Professor Weinbrot focuses in particular on literature and its classical backgrounds, reinterpreting major works by Pope and Gibbon. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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