By Joseph Geiger

Even if either nationwide websites of commemoration and Halls of repute for quite a few human endeavours are frequent, little concept was once given to the truth that the statues within the discussion board Augustum have been the 1st assemblage of this sort. This booklet identifies the Greek and Roman backgrounds to and impacts on Augustus' selection in addition to his possible causes for constructing those statues. The relevant chapters take care of the constitution of the discussion board and its statues, and gives an in depth research of the record of guys (and girls) recognized to were integrated and the standards for inclusion. ultimately the additions to the heroes among Augustus and Trajan and the later effect of this Gallery of Heroes are mentioned.

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But it was not only the biographical approach that was absent from the Greeks’ attitude to their political and military leaders. The idea of setting up groups of statues of successful statesmen and generals apparently never occurred to the Greeks in the Classical Age, and even single leaders appeared quite rarely as deserving of such a distinction. 49 Those who had the means to do so could set up groups of statues reflecting their Perlman 1961; cf. Thomas 1989, 198–202. Plato Gorg. 515d with the negative examples of Pericles, Cimon, Miltiades and Themistocles may perhaps be viewed as an exception, albeit a very personal one; see its later reflection in Aelius Aristides’ To Plato, In Defence of the Four (or.

31 See, in general, Martin 1993. 32 See Richter 1965a, 81–91; Lorenz 1965, 51; among other later examples one may compare the portraits of the twice seven doctors-pharmacologists in the opening pages of the illuminated Dioscurides De materia medica, see the facsimile editions J. , Dioscurides, Codex Aniciae Julianae, picturis illustratus, nunc Vindobonensis Med. Gr. 1, phototypice editus, Lugduni Batavorum 1906, and Dioscurides, Codex Vindobonensis medicus Graecus 1, Graz 1970. g. indd 20 6/10/2008 4:02:37 PM the greek background 21 was the total output of the man, and also what could be learned from it about his personality, rather than single works that was at the centre of interest—thus, it was the three tragedians or the ten orators that formed a canon rather than selected (or collected) works of theirs.

Sehlmeyer 1999, 109. Plin. 30–1; Ampel. 11; vir. ill. 44. Both these two later texts speak of quisque . . ponebat/posuerat. 13 The scepticism of Sehlmeyer 1999, 154 concerning this argument seems to me excessive. 14 For purposes of comparison it may be kept in mind that the triumph was regulated by a ius triumphandi, see Versnel 1970, 164–95 and the respective amendments of Richardson 1975 and Develin 1978. 15 Plut. Cato ma. 4; apophth. Rom. 198f, Cato ma. 10; praec. ger. rp. 820b; Amm. Marc. 8.

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