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By Karl Galinsky

Augustus, Rome's first emperor, is without doubt one of the nice figures of worldwide heritage and probably the most attention-grabbing. during this full of life and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' existence from formative years to deification. He chronicles the mosaic of vicissitudes, demanding situations, setbacks and successes that formed Augustus' existence, either private and non-private. How did he use his energy? How did he be ready to maintain re-inventing himself? what sort of guy used to be he? A transformative chief, Augustus engineered profound switch in Rome and during the Mediterranean international. nobody may have anticipated such massive achievements from the frail and little-known eighteen-year-old who turned Caesar's inheritor amid turmoil and challenge. a trifling 13 years later, after defeating Antony and Cleopatra, he had, in his phrases, 'power over all things'.

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