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Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt - Paperback - 2007 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0812970586I3N00)

Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor

Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt - Paperback - 2007 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0812970586I3N00)

Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor

by Anthony Everitt

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Random House Publishing Group, 2007. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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 foundations, 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. Augustus began his career as an inexperienced teenager plucked from his studies to take center stage in the drama of Roman politics, assisted by two school friends, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus's rise to power began with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated in the titanic duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.The world that made Augustus--and that he himself later 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, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history.From the Hardcover edition.

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Title
Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor
Author
Anthony Everitt
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Paperback
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0812970586
ISBN 13
9780812970586
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Place of Publication
Westminster, Maryland, U.s.a.
Date published
2007

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