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Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets

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Apollo's importance in the religion of the Roman state was markedly heightened by the emperor Augustus, who claimed a special affiliation with the god. Contemporary poets variously responded to this appropriation of Phoebus Apollo, both participating in the construction of an imperial symbolism and resisting that ideological project. This book offers a synoptic study of 'Augustan' Apollo in Augustan poetry. Topics explored include the divine self-imaging of late Republican rivals for power, poetic imaginings of Apollo's ...

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Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets
2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107403581

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Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets
2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521516839

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