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

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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 ...

Augustus Caesar in Augustan England: The Decline of a Classical Norm 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691643809

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Augustus Caesar in Augustan England: The Decline of a Classical Norm 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691616513

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Augustus Caesar in Augustan England: The Decline of a Classical Norm 1978, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691063447

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