First Emperor of Rome

    Adrian Goldsworthy

    Yale University Press 2014

    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.

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