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    The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Cassius Cocceianus Dio, Introduction by John Carter, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert

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    DescriptionAugustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old republic, and Augustus' subsequent reign as emperor. Included are accounts of military campaigns from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia, and of long conflict with Antony and Cleopatra. With skill and artistry, Dio brings to life many speeches from the era among them Augustus' damning indictment of Antony's passion for the Egyptian queen and provides a fascinating account of the debate between the great general Agrippa and Maecenas on the virtues of republicanism and monarchy.

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    The Roman History
    The Reign of Augustus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cassius Cocceianus Dio, Introduction by John Carter, Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780140444483
    ISBN 10: 0140444483

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07
    LC classification: DG279 .C3613 1987
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.07
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG279
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC23: 937.07
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    maps, index
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    07 July 1987
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    Author Information
    John Carter retired from a Senior Lectureship at Royal Holloway college, University of London, in 1992. He collaborated with Ian Scott-Kilvert on Cassius Dio's The Roman History (1987) for Penguin Classics, and other published work includes a history of Augustus' rise to power, The Battle of Actium (1970), and editions of Suetonius' life of Augustus, Divis Augustus (1982), and of Julius Caesar's own account of his war with Pompey, Civil War (2 vols., 1991 and 1993).