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By Anthony Everitt

ISBN-10: 0812970586

ISBN-13: 9780812970586

He discovered Rome made up of clay and left it made up of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus reworked the unruly Republic into the best empire the realm had ever noticeable. His consolidation and enlargement of Roman energy thousand years in the past laid the principles, for all of Western background to stick with. but, regardless of Augustus’s accomplishments, only a few biographers have focused on the fellow himself, as an alternative deciding on to chronicle the age during which he lived. the following, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling writer of Cicero, provides a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious topic.

Augustus all started his profession as an green teen plucked from his stories to take heart level within the drama of Roman politics, assisted by way of tuition pals, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus’s upward thrust to energy begun with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated within the huge duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The international that made Augustus–and that he himself later remade–was pushed by means of intrigue, intercourse, rite, violence, scandal, and bare ambition. Everitt has taken many of the loved ones names of history–Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra–whom few recognize the whole fact approximately, and grew to become them into flesh-and-blood human beings.

At a time whilst many contemplate the US an empire, this attractive portrait of the best emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing studying. Everitt brings to existence the realm of a large, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A research of energy and political genius, Augustus is a shiny, compelling biography of 1 of crucial rulers in history.

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