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The transformation of the saeculum and its rhetoric in the construction and rejection of roman imperial power

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The Roman conception of the saeculum (“age” or “generation”) became charged with political significance from the Late Republic onward. The saeculum was linked with imperial authority during the reign of Augustus with his foundation of the ludi saeculares (“Saecular Games”). Augustus recalculated the saeculum and created a new chronology for his Games, which celebrated the princeps’ ability to lead Rome into a new era of peace and prosperity through divine favour and the establishment of his d...

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10.1515/9783110736076-008

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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0000-0001-9733-9403

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Publisher:
De Gruyter
Host title:
Conceptions of Time in Greek and Roman Antiquity
Pages:
199-230
Publication date:
2022-06-06
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9783110736076
ISBN-10:
3110739488
ISBN-13:
9783110739480
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English
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1278732
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pubs:1278732
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2022-09-13

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