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Time in Augustan LiteratureThis panel addresses the construction of narratives of time in literature of the Augustan era.Denis Feeney’s groundbreaking study on time in the transition of Rome from Republic toPrincipate (2007) explores how time itself is a subjective experience based upon rhythms ofculture, space, and language, and as such, the codification of the Caesar’s calendar and the shift inthe recording of the consular lists represents a reshaping of the temporal experience based upon astandardized demonstration of power. Following his adoptive father’s cue, Augustus continues thedemonstration of control of time with his building projects, harnessing the power of the stars as atangible manifestation of the markers of time and his own auspicious horoscope to solidify hisposition. The four papers of this panel build upon this premise, considering how the introductionof alternative time narratives in the Augustan poets both affirms the power of the Principate andinterrogates its tem...