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Discursive Images on Augustus in the Biographies and Histories of the Roman Principality (I b.C to III a.C. Centuries)

Grant number: 12/12975-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal Investigator:Margarida Maria de Carvalho
Grantee:Natália Frazão José
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/10464-7 - Discursive images about Augustus in biographies and histories of the Roman Principality (i BC to iii AD centuries), BE.EP.DR


Through this new academic trajectory, we propose ourselves to analyze the discursive images on Augustus in the Biographies and Histories of the Roman Principality, I b.C. to III a.C. Centuries. For that reason, we selected the work of Velleius Paterculus, Roman History (I b.C. - I a.C. Centuries), the biographies of Plutarch of Chaeronea, Caesar and Anthony (I and II a.C.Centuries), the biographies of Caius Suetonius Tranquillus, The Divine Julius and the Divine Augustus (I and II a.C. Centuries), the manuscripts of Lucius Florus, Epitome of Titus Livius (I and II a.C. Centuries), and, finally, the work of Dion Cássio, Roman History (II and III a.C. Centuries). Through this documentary corpus, a comparison among the discursive images on that emperor Julius-Claudianus becomes possible, images which were prepared in different contexts through distinct approaches and, in our opinion, from multiple motivations from these writers. Yet, it becomes possible to understand how the figures of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony are used in these creations about Augustus, the former comes to represent the model to be followed, while the latter, its antithesis. In this analysis, we assume that the elements of the society from the Roman Principality are not homogenizing and and the differences among the reports, as well as the similarities, also lead us to legitimation of the political structure of the Roman Principality.

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JOSÉ, Natália Frazão. Discursive images about Augustus in biographies and histories of the roman principality (I BC to III AD centuries). 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais. Franca Franca.

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