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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor

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Description for Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor Paperback. The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor. Num Pages: 624 pages, 36. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; BGH; HBJD; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 199 x 39. Weight in Grams: 484.

'Masterly' - Robert Harris, author of Imperium
'Essential reading for anyone interested in Ancient Rome' Independent


Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for centuries.

Yet, despite his exceptional success, he is a difficult man to pin down, and far less well-known than his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. His story is not always edifying: he murdered his opponents, exiled his daughter when she failed to conform and freely made and ... Read more

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About Adrian Goldsworthy
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR, was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a ... Read more

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Embarrassed by his short stature Augustus is said to have worn build-up shoes. He also had a love of crude jokes and poems, which he wrote himself. He was one part of the ultimate power couple. Aged 24 and on the verge of great power he fell in love with the beautiful, clever Livia, who was 20. Both were already ... Read more

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