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Augustus

Roman Imperial Biographies

By Patricia Southern, Pat Southern

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Format: Hardcover, 448 pages, 2nd Revised Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2013
The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone who with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman world still underpins modern society. This revised edition of Augustus incorporates new thinking on many aspects of his rule, and how he achieved such power. The image that he projected of himself and his achievements was benign, hopeful, and heroic, but behind this carefully orchestrated self-promotion he was subtle, clever, scheming and ruthless. He has been labelled as a saviour and as a mafia boss. This account of his life shows how he successfully combined the two extremes.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations List of Maps Preface to the first edition Preface to the second edition Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Octavius to Octavian 2. Caesar, son of Caesar 3. Consul and Triumvir 4. The Decisive Decade 5. Empire Building 6. Totus Orbis Terrarum 7. Profit and Loss 8. Finale 9. The Legacy Appendix I: Buildings of Augustan Rome Appendix II: Augustus and the Roman army Appendix III: Government of the provinces Notes Bibliography Index

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About the Author

Patricia Southern is an expert on the history of Classical Rome, and has written extensively on the subject, with titles including The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine (2001), Domitian: Tragic Tyrant (1997) and The Roman Army: A Social and Institutional History (2007).

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'In the second edition of her masterly biography (1st ed., CH, Mar'99, 36-4048), Southern examines the discreet, ruthless, and shrewd steps by which this cautious revolutionary reached his goal. Art, literature, and religion were all tools that he used to construct his public persona. Summing Up: Recommended.' - CHOICE

EAN: 9780415628389
ISBN: 0415628385
Publisher: Routledge
Age Range: 15+ years
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