Res Gestae Divi Augusti

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The text is originally from the bronze pillars in front of the Mausoleum of Augustus at Rome. The text we have is from the Monumentum Ancyranum, the Temple of Augustus and Rome in Ankara, Turkey. The Latin text was inscribed on the outside of the building and the Greek text is inscribed on a wall of the cella.

Other sites that preserve fragmants of the text are:

  • Monumentum Antiochenum.
  • Monumantum Apolloniense.

Selected Bibliography

Res Gestae Divi Augusti: The Achievements of the Divine Augustus

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Augustus Caesar. (1969). ISBN 0198317727
Paperback, 96 pages. Edited with an introduction and commentary by P. A. Brunt and J. M. Moore
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Loeb Classical Library 1922 edition (Latin, Greek and English) is online at Lacus Curtius

Critical editions

  • Mommsen Th., Res Gestae Divi Augusti, Berlin, 1865, 1883
  • Gagé J., Res gestae divi Augusti ex monumentis Ancyrano et Antiocheno latinis. Ancyrano et Apolloniensi Graecis, Paris, 1935
  • Barini C., Res Gestae Divi Augusti ex Monumentis Ancyrano, Antiocheno, Apolloniensi, Roma, 1937
  • Volkmann H., Res gestae Divi Augusti. Das Monumentum Ancyranum, Leipzig, 1942.

Recent studies

  • Kornemann E., s.v. Monumentum Ancyranum, R.E., 1933, 16, 1, coll. 211-231
  • Ramage E.S., Historia, 1987, Heft 54, The Nature and Purpose of Augustus' "Res Gestae"
  • Zanker P., Augustus und die Macht der Bilder, München, 1987
  • AA. VV., Res Publica e Princeps, Atti del Convegno internazionale di diritto romano, Copanello 25-27 maggio 1994
  • Eck W., Augustus und seine Zeit, München, 1998; Guizzi F., Augusto e la politica della memoria, Roma, 1999.
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