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Augustus Senex: Old Age and the Remaking of the Principate

Harlow, Mary, Laurence, Ray (2017) Augustus Senex: Old Age and the Remaking of the Principate. Greece and Rome, 64 (2). pp. 115-131. ISSN 0017-3835. E-ISSN 1477-4550. (doi:10.1017/S0017383517000043) (KAR id:60671)

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In September ad 1, on the occasion of his birthday, Augustus wrote to Gaius, his adopted son and grandson by Julia and Agrippa, complaining about his age, stating that he had

passed the climacteric common to all old men, the sixty-fourth year. And I pray the gods that whatever time is left to me I may pass with you safe and well, with our country in a flourishing condition, while you are playing the man and preparing to succeed to my position.

(Gell. NA 15.7)

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0017383517000043
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: R. Laurence
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:43 UTC
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