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The Resource Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy

Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy

Label
Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor
Title
Augustus
Title remainder
from revolutionary to emperor
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Goldsworthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the year 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was killed, Augustus was a mere teenager who had been adopted into Caesar's household. His reaction to Caesar's death was to step forward and proclaim himself Caesar's rightful successor. The Senate did not take him seriously, but over the following months he raised his own army and, after defeating Mark Antony in battle, became one of the three most powerful men in Rome. He was not yet 20 years old. Over the next ten years he consolidated his power in Rome, and finally overthrew the last of his rivals in 31 BC. From that moment on Rome became an empire, and Augustus its first emperor. This is the story of how one man rose to become the most powerful man in the world, and stabilised an empire that had been racked by decades of civil war. Augustus's achievements, and his legacy, are almost unparalleled. Like Julius Caesar, he presided over a huge expansion in wealth and territory. Like Caesar he was honoured by having a month of the year named after him. But unlike Caesar he was able to keep hold of power for over 40 years, and bequeath the empire, whole, to his successors
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith
Dewey number
937.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG279
LC item number
.G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustus
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053548749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780297864257
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)888956918
Label
Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053548749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 598 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780297864257
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)888956918

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