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By Michael Koortbojian

This booklet examines the recent establishment of divinization that emerged as a political phenomenon on the finish of the Roman Republic with the deification of Julius Caesar. Michael Koortbojian addresses the myriad difficulties on the topic of Caesar's, and for this reason Augustus', divinization, in a series of reviews dedicated to the advanced personality of the recent imperial process. those investigations concentrate on the huge spectrum of types - huge, epigraphic, numismatic, and people of social ritual - used to symbolize the main novel imperial associations: divinization, a monarchial princeps, and a hereditary dynasty. all through, political and spiritual iconography is enlisted to serve within the examine of those new Roman associations, from their sluggish emergence to their slow evolution and eventually their eventual conventionalization.

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