Augustus Caesar by David Shotter
(Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)

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Revised throughout, the second edition of this successful book takes the most recent research in the field into account and reviews the evidence in order to place Augustus firmly in the context of his own times.

History sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire. Hailed as 'restorer of the Republic' and regarded by some as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus was emulated by many of his successors.

 Key topics discussed include:

 the background to Augustus Caesar's spectacular rise to power 
his political and imperial reforms
the creation of the Republica of Augustus
the legacy Augustus Caesar left to his successors. 

Including more coverage of the social and cultural aspects of this complex character's reign, together with an expanded guide to further reading, students will not miss a beat if this book is included on their course reading lists.


About David Shotter

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David Shotter taught for forty years on Roman imperial history. He has written many books and articles and is regularly invited to speak at archaeological conferences A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, he is also a Trustee of the Roman Site at Vindolanda and is currently President of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society.
Published February 15, 2005 by Routledge. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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