Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor (Hardback)
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Short Description for Augustus In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification.
- Published: 16 July 2012
- Format: Hardback 221 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521767972 ISBN 10: 0521767970
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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'.