Augustus

By Karl Galinsky

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Augustus, Rome's first emperor, is one of the great figures of world history and one of the most fascinating. In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, challenges, setbacks and successes that shaped Augustus' life, both public and private. How did he use his power? How did he manage to keep re-inventing himself? What kind of man was he? A transformative leader, Augustus engineered profound change in Rome and throughout the Mediterranean world. No one would have expected such vast achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who became Caesar's heir amid turmoil and crisis. A mere thirteen years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his words, 'power over all things'.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> Ancient & Classical History

Augustus
Introduction to the Life of an Emperor
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 7/16/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139507885
ISBN 13: 9781139507882
Print ISBN: 9780521767972

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