Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

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Yale University Press, Aug 26, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 598 pages
The dramatic story of Rome’s first emperor, who plunged into Rome’s violent power struggles at the age of 19, proceeded to destroy all rivals, and more than anyone else created the Roman Empire
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Caius Octavius Thurinus 6344 BC
17
Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus 4438 BC
81
Imperator Caesar Divi Filius 3827 BC
149
Imperator Caesar Augustus Divi Filius 272 BC
215
Imperator Caesar Augustus Divi Filius Pater Patriae 2 BCAD 14
375
Hurry Slowly
469
The Senatorial Career or Cursus Honorum
482
Glossary
493
Key Personalities
503
Family Trees
512
Bibliography
522
Abbreviations
538
Notes
540
Index
587
Copyright

Date of the Birth of Jesus
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Adrian Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra among many other books. He lectures widely and consults on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK.

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