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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 without doubt one of the nice figures of global background and the most attention-grabbing. during this energetic and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' existence from youth to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, demanding situations, setbacks and successes that formed Augustus' existence, either private and non-private. How did he use his strength? How did he be capable of continue re-inventing himself? what sort of guy was once he? A transformative chief, Augustus engineered profound switch in Rome and during the Mediterranean international. nobody may have anticipated such giant achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who turned Caesar's inheritor amid turmoil and situation. an insignificant 13 years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his phrases, 'power over all things'.

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