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By Karl Galinsky

ISBN-10: 0521744423

ISBN-13: 9780521744423

ISBN-10: 0521767970

ISBN-13: 9780521767972

Augustus, Rome's first emperor, is among the nice figures of worldwide background and probably the most attention-grabbing. during this energetic and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' lifestyles from early life to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, demanding situations, setbacks and successes that formed Augustus' existence, either private and non-private. How did he use his strength? How did he be able to maintain re-inventing himself? what sort of guy was once he? A transformative chief, Augustus engineered profound switch in Rome and in the course of the Mediterranean global. nobody could have anticipated such sizeable achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who turned Caesar's inheritor amid turmoil and main issue. an insignificant 13 years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his phrases, 'power over all things'.

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