Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

by Karl Galinsky
ISBN-10:
0521744423
ISBN-13:
9780521744423
Pub. Date:
08/30/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Augustus: Introduction to the Life of an Emperor

Augustus, Rome's first emperor, is one of the great figures of world history and one of the most fascinating. In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, challenges, setbacks, and successes that shaped Augustus' life, both public and private. How did he use his power? How did he manage to keep reinventing himself? What kind of man was he? A transformative leader, Augustus engineered profound change in Rome and throughout the Mediterranean world. No one would have expected such vast achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who became Caesar's heir amid turmoil and crisis. A mere thirteen years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his words, "power over all things."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521744423
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,308,143
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. From Velitrae to Caesar's heir; 2. Power struggles and civil war; 3. The experiment of the principate; 4. The challenge of pax Augusta; 5. Augustus at home: friends and family; 6. Cultural vitality; 7. The Augustan empire: unity and diversity; 8. The final days and an assessment.

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