M. Cavalieri, P. Assenmaker, M. Cavagna, D. Engels (eds.), Augustus through the Ages Receptions, Readings and Appropriations of the Historical Figure of the First Roman Emperor, Collection Latomus, 366, 2022, pp. 596; ISBN 978-90-429-4962-1.
In the wake of the many works dedicated to Augustus and his time in 2014 and the following years, the forthcoming volume aims to underline the enduring importance of the first emperor throughout Western cultural history. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach combining political, cultural, literary and art history, the papers collected in this book shed light on the multiple interpretations and appropriations of Augustus from his death to the present days. It is divided into five sections that broadly follow the chronological sequence: Antiquity – Middle Ages – Early Modern and Modern period – the era of Totalitarianism – Contemporary history.