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    DescriptionCaesar Augustus' story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC. Over the next half century he reinvented himself as a servant of the state who gave Rome peace and stability, and created a new system of government--the Principate or rule of an emperor. In this highly anticipated biography Goldsworthy puts his deep knowledge of ancient sources to full use, recounting the events of Augustus' long life in greater detail than ever before. Goldsworthy pins down the man behind the myths: a consummate manipulator, propagandist, and showman, both generous and ruthless. Under Augustus' rule the empire prospered, yet his success was never assured and the events of his life unfolded with exciting unpredictability. Goldsworthy captures the passion and savagery, the public image and private struggles of the real man whose epic life continues to influence western history.


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    Title
    Augustus
    Subtitle
    First Emperor of Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Research Fellow Adrian Goldsworthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 598
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300178722
    ISBN 10: 0300178727
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, BIO006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 937.07092
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHDA
    LC classification: DG279 .G63 2014
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, black & white plates
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    26 August 2014
    Author Information
    Adrian Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra among many other books. He lectures widely and consults on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK.
    Review quote
    "Adrian Goldsworthy has done it again. His biography of Augustus, just released by Yale University Press, is the most balanced and nuanced explanation of how Augustus succeeded. . . . The book reads like a novel in part, perhaps, because, having written several novels, Goldsworthy has learned to think about motivation. He is clearly the best Roman historian of our day." --Martin Lobel, "PhDiva.com"--Martin Lobel"PhDiva.com" (09/02/2014)