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Karl Galinsky - Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor - 9780521744423 - V9780521744423
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Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

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Description for Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor Paperback. In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification. Num Pages: 220 pages, 22 b/w illus. 3 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 230 x 156 x 13. Weight in Grams: 364. Introduction to the Life of an Emperor. 220 pages, 22 b/w illus. 3 maps. In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1. Dimension: 230 x 156 x 13. Weight: 370.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Number of pages
220
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Weight
364g
Number of Pages
220
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780521744423
SKU
V9780521744423
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About Karl Galinsky
Karl Galinsky is the Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin. The author and editor of several books, including Augustan Culture and The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus, he has received awards for his teaching and research, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Max-Planck Society.

Reviews for Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor
'Of all the great men of the ancient world, Augustus is the most elusive. Doing equal justice to his ruthlessness and his statesmanship is a difficult task, but Karl Galinsky manages it with clarity, sympathy, and good sense. Learned but readable, this portrait of the first of the Roman emperors is a brilliant achievement.' T. P. Wiseman, Emeritus Professor of ... Read more

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