First Emperor of Rome
Hardback 608pp Illustrated
9780300178722   Product Code: 24046
Augustus's establishment of a veiled monarchy put an end to the Roman Republic but created a system that was to bring 250 years of stability. Goldsworthy's extensive biography uses evidence from Augustan literature and architecture alongside modern scholarship to bring out the detail of the emperor's career, from his first forays into Rome's violent power struggles as a teenager to his skilful reinvention as beloved guardian of the state and his lasting impact on Rome, Italy and the wider empire.