Readership: For students and scholars of ancient history, and the history of the Roman Principate.
Andrew Pettinger, Associate of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney
Andrew Pettinger is currently an Associate of the Classics and Ancient History Department at the University of Sydney and works as a federal public servant.
"a refreshing work of scholarship." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Pettinger...provides valuable insight into various conspiracies of the period, which he treats with the attention they merit. The book is well-written, very well-researched and enjoyable to read, whether one agrees with his conclusions or not. He offers an original interpretation of a period we all feel that we 'know', a feat which is noteworthy in and of itself. The study, then, fills an important gap and will hopefully draw greater attention to the period of Augustan succession." - Sanjaya Thakur, Journal of Roman Archaeology
"Pettinger's study contributes significantly and commendably to our understanding of the Augustan Principate
and the imperial succession." - Steven Rutledge, Journal of Roman Studies
"this is a worthwhile addition to the scholarship on the early first century." - A.G.G. Gibson, The Classical Review
1: An Urgent Summons and a Terrible Charge
2: The Treatment of an Enemy
3: The Adoption of Agrippa Postumus and the Friends of Gaius Caesar
4: Growing Pains
5: The Buck Stops Where?
6: Augustus Final Arrangements
7: The exiles of the younger Julia, D. Junius Silanus, and Ovid
8: Novus Principatus: an Imperial Co-operative
9: The Hesitation of Tiberius
10: "Did You Hear About Agrippa?"
11: Germanicus: Successor to Tiberius or Augustus?
12: Alternative Government
Appendix 1: A Prosopography of M. Scribonius Drusus Libo
Apeendix 2: Family Trees
Appendix 3: Timeline
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