Augustus The Biography

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review

He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history.

'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator

'Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing' Natalie Haynes, Independent

'A superb account ... It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine

Book information

ISBN: 9780140294828
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 937.07092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 770
Weight: 538g
Height: 193mm
Width: 119mm
Spine width: 39mm