Het selectieve geheugen van de vader des vaderlands 44-43 v.Chr. in de Res Gestae | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 52, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573



The present article compares Augustus’ portrayal of the beginning of his political career, in 1-2, with what is otherwise known of the events mentioned or suppressed by the in these chapters. He rewrote the story of his remarkable political acrobatics in 44-43 BCE so as to fit in with the ideology of the principate: a leadership embedded in constitutional legality and based on a consensus rooted in recognition of his extraordinary merits as alleged saviour of the . In turning history into ideology, he profited in no small measure from the support he had received from Cicero during the earliest stage of his career.


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