Augustus first emperor of rome by adrian goldsworthy is an excellent biographical account of caesar octavians rise to power and his subsequent creation of the roman empire. Augustus has the most reproduced face of the ancient world but remains elusive as a leader. More images of augustus survive than of any other human being in the ancient world romes first emperor ruled for over 40 years establishing a quasi monarchic system in place of the fading republic which lasted for centuries. Get this from a library augustus from revolutionary to emperor adrian keith goldsworthy the story of how augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become romes first and greatest emperor. Augustus from revolutionary to emperor is a fascinating exploration of the life of one of romes most stable and yet still mysterious emperors
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