Augustus by Patricia Southern
(Roman Imperial Biographies)

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Despite his talent for self-promotion, the character of the emperor Augustus is rarely revealed and as such makes this biography unique in its presentation of Augustus the man. Pat Southern chronologically traces the life, works and times of the emperor, presenting ideology and events from his point of view to provide a compelling depiction of an extraordinary man, who was the guiding light in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.


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Pat Southern is an expert on Classical History and is the author of many authoritative books in this area?including The Roman Empire from Severus to Constantine; The Late Roman Army and biographies of Augustus and Domitian (all published by Routledge).
Published October 1, 1998 by Routledge. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Following his victories, Octavian consolidated both his power and his prestige: he assumed the elevated name Augustus in 27 b.c., built strong military frontiers, and, while avoiding the trappings of kingship, wielded immense power behind innocuously republican-sounding offices like consul and pr...

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In the death throes of the Republic, Octavian emerged as Caesar's avenger, crushed his chief rival, Mark Anthony, then went on to hold supreme power for 44 years.

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