Augustus

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2016 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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The transformation of Rome from a republic into an empire was one of the most pivotal changes of its era, affecting the course of history for the Mediterranean world. Born at the time of civil and political unrest that embroiled Rome leading up to and surrounding the death of Julius Caesar, the man born Gaius Octavius, or Octavian, was Caesar's great-nephew. This book relates how, through political maneuvering and military prowess, he would become Augustus, the first emperor of the new Roman Empire. The story of how he cemented Rome's power will be of interest to fans of Roman history and casual readers alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Chapter One Heir to Power
9
Chapter Two Allies and Enemies
27
Chapter Three The Dawn of Empier
41
Chapter 4 Building a New Rome
56
Chapter 5 Father of the Empire
74
Chapter 6 The Emperor and His Legacy
88
Glossary
101
For More Information
103
For Further Reading
106
Bibliography
107
Index
109
About the Authors
112
Back Cover
113
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