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Augustus : the biography

By: Bleicken, Jochen Bell, Anthea(Translated by)

0140294821 / 9780140294828
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20 cm 770 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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Reprint. Translated from the German. Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2015.

'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J.

V. Malloch, Literary ReviewHe 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


BG Biography: general, HB History

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