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    DescriptionIn April 44 BC the eighteen-year-old Gaius Octavius landed in Italy and launched his take-over of the Roman world. Defeating first Caesar's assassins, then the son of Pompey the Great, and finally Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, he dismantled the old Republic, took on the new name 'Augustus', and ruled forty years more with his equally remarkable wife Livia. Caesar's Legacy grippingly retells the story of Augustus' rise to power by focusing on how the bloody civil wars which he and his soldiers fought transformed the lives of men and women throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. During this violent period citizens of Rome and provincials came to accept a new form of government and found ways to celebrate it. Yet they also mourned, in literary masterpieces and stories passed on to their children, the terrible losses they endured throughout the long years of fighting.


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    Title
    Caesar's Legacy
    Subtitle
    Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Josiah Osgood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 452
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521671774
    ISBN 10: 0521671779
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 937.07092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG279 .O84 2006
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Illustrations note
    34 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Josiah Osgood is Assistant Professor of Classics at Georgetown University, where he lectures on Roman history and Latin literature. He undertook his graduate studies at Yale University where his dissertation was awarded the John Addison Porter prize for outstanding academic writing. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    'By close and intelligent readings of very different types of contemporary evidence, Osgood makes the reader understand the horror of those years in the lives of ordinary Romans. His mastery of a very wide range of modern scholarship is matched by an admirably direct and accessible style. Caesar's Legacy is a historical work of real distinction.' The Times Literary Supplement '... a fine achievement ... A vision of the triumviral period now exists where none existed before. In his first book, Mr Osgood provides an admirable demonstration of original scholarship, and he is to be warmly congratulated.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review '... an important book ...' Journal of Classics Teaching '... an important contribution to late-republican scholarship, and a captivating read for any Roman historian.' L'Antiquite Classique
    Table of contents
    Introduction: missing years; 1. Soldier and a statesman; 2. Fights for freedom; 3. Land appropriations; 4. From discord to harmony?; 5. Struggle for survival; 6. The new nobility; 7. Sense of promise; 8. Out of chaos consent.