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Augustus

(2014)
The First Emperor of Rome
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In the year 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was killed, Augustus was a mere teenager who had been adopted into Caesar's household. His reaction to Caesar's death was to step forward and proclaim himself Caesar's rightful successor. The Senate did not take him seriously, but over the following months he raised his own army and, after defeating Mark Antony in battle, became one of the three most powerful men in Rome. He was not yet 20 years old. Over the next ten years he consolidated his power in Rome, and finally overthrew the last of his rivals in 31 BC. From that moment on Rome became an empire, and Augustus its first emperor. This is the story of how one man rose to become the most powerful man in the world, and stabilised an empire that had been racked by decades of civil war. Augustus's achievements, and his legacy, are almost unparalleled. Like Julius Caesar, he presided over a huge expansion in wealth and territory. Like Caesar he was honoured by having a month of the year named after him. But unlike Caesar he was able to keep hold of power for over 40 years, and bequeath the empire, whole, to his successors.

    

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August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-297-86425-4 / 978-0-297-86425-7 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-300-17872-7 / 978-0-300-17872-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-7538-2915-0 / 978-0-7538-2915-8 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 0-300-21666-1 / 978-0-300-21666-0 (USA edition)
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 1-4945-0416-2 / 978-1-4945-0416-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 1-4945-3416-9 / 978-1-4945-3416-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
ISBN: 1-4945-5416-X / 978-1-4945-5416-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
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Title: Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
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Title: Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
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Title: Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor
Author(s): Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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