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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 likely one of the nice figures of worldwide background and probably the most interesting. during this vigorous and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' existence from early life to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, demanding situations, setbacks and successes that formed Augustus' lifestyles, either private and non-private. How did he use his energy? How did he be capable of hold re-inventing himself? what sort of guy used to be he? A transformative chief, Augustus engineered profound swap in Rome and through the Mediterranean global. not anyone may have anticipated such mammoth achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who grew to become Caesar's inheritor amid turmoil and trouble. an insignificant 13 years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his phrases, 'power over all things'.

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