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The Resource Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt

Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt

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Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor
Title
Augustus
Title remainder
the life of Rome's first emperor
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Title variation
Life of Rome's first emperor, Augustus
Title variation remainder
the life of Romes first emperor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome's first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundation for all of Western history to follow. Yet despite Augustus's accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject."
  • "As a teenager, the inexperienced Augustus was plucked from his studies to take center stage in the drama of Roman politics. His rise to power began with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated in his titanic duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra. The world that made Augustus - and that he himself remade - was driven by intrigue, sex, ceremony, violence, scandal, and naked ambition. Everitt has taken some of the household names of history - Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra - whom few know the full truth about, and turned them into flesh-and-blood human beings."
  • "At a time when many consider America an empire, this stunning portrait of the greatest emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing reading. Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendering it faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a biography of one of the most important rulers in history."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A biography of Rome's first emperor follows Augustus Caesar as he transformed the Roman Republic into the world's greatest empire, consolidating and expanding Roman power into every aspect of the known world of his time
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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166937
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DLC
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Everitt, Anthony
Dewey number
937.07
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Augustus
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
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the life of Rome's first emperor
Label
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-361) and index
Control code
000040465055
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxviii, 377 p.
Isbn
9781400061280
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Label
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-361) and index
Control code
000040465055
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxviii, 377 p.
Isbn
9781400061280
Other physical details
maps

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