Books on Roman Emperor Augustus

Books on Roman Emperor Augustus

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Title: Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus’s accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject.

Augustus began his career as an inexperienced teenager plucked from his studies to take center stage in the drama of Roman politics, assisted by two school friends, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus’s rise to power began with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated in the titanic duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The world that made Augustus–and that he himself later remade–was driven by intrigue, sex, ceremony, violence, scandal, and naked ambition. Everitt has taken some of the household names of history–Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra–whom few know the full truth about, and turned them into flesh-and-blood human beings.

At a time when many consider America an empire, this stunning portrait of the greatest emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing reading. Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history.

Author(s): Anthony Everitt
ISBN 13: 9780812970586
Pages: 432
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Title: Augustus

Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history.
Author(s): Jochen Bleicken
ISBN 13: 9780140294828
Pages: 704
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Title: Augustus

Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power.
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN 13: 9780753829158
Pages: 624
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Title: Augustus

Author(s): A. H. M. Jones
ISBN 13: 9780393005844
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Title: The Twelve Caesars

Written during the reign of Hadrian, by Hadrian personal secretary, Suetonius, "The Twelve Caesars" was the most popular and longest of Suetonius's surviving works. Beginning with the life of Julius Caesar and continuing with the first eleven emperors of Rome who followed him, "The Twelve Caesars" is one of the most important historical bibliographical works of the Roman Empire and discusses the critical period in Roman history known as the Principate, from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.
Author(s): Suetonius
ISBN 13: 9780140455168
Pages: 464
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Title: Augustus at War

Did he, in fact, have a grand strategy? Powell reveals Augustus as a brilliant strategist and manager of war.
Author(s): Lindsay Powell
ISBN 13: 9781783831845
Pages: 288
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Title: Augustus

Tells the story of the heir to the murdered Julius Caesar who, as Rome's first emperor, brought peace and stability to the empire and presided over a new system of government.
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN 13: 9780300178722
Pages: 624
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Title: The Age of Augustus

In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch.

  • Incorporates literary, archaeological, and legal sources to provide a vivid narrative of Augustus’ brutal rise to power
  • Written by one of the world’s leading experts on the Roman empire
  • Traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome’s transformation from a republic to an empire
  • Includes a new chapter on legislation, further information on the monuments of the Augustan period, more maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus’ family
  • Thorough, straightforward, and organized chronologically, this is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time
Author(s): Werner Eck
ISBN 13: 9781405151498
Pages: 224
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Title: Augustus at War

Did he, in fact, have a grand strategy? Powell reveals Augustus as a brilliant strategist and manager of war.
Author(s): Lindsay Powell
ISBN 13: 9781783831845
Pages: 288
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Title: Augustus

Author(s): Jonathan Edmondson
ISBN 13: 9780748615957
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Title: Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

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 reinventing 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.”
Author(s): Karl Galinsky
ISBN 13: 9780521744423
Pages: 220
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Title: Augustus Caesar (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History Series)

History sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire. Hailed as 'restorer of the Republic' and regarded by some as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus was emulated by many of his successors. David Shotter reviews the evidence in order to place Augustus firmly in the context of his own times. Key topics discussed include:

  • the background to Augustus Caesar's spectacular rise to power
  • his political and imperial reforms
  • the creation of the Republica of Augustus
  • the legacy Augustus Caesar left to his successors.

Revised throughout, the second edition of this successful book takes the most recent research in the field into account. David Shotter also includes more coverage of the social and cultural aspects of this complex character's reign together with an expanded guide to further reading.

Author(s): David Shotter
ISBN 13: 9780415319362
Pages: 144
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