Download PDF by Karl Galinsky: Augustus

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'.

Show description

Read or Download Augustus PDF

Similar ancient history books

Download e-book for iPad: Lucullus: A Life (International Library of Sociology by Arthur Keaveney

This is often the 1st biography in English of Lucullus, one among Rome's maximum infantrymen, usually thought of a degenerate. Paring again the legends and misconceptions surrounding his identify, the publication examines Lucullus as a soldier, flesh presser and aesthete. heir of the beliefs of his buddy Sulla, his profession spans the final years of the Roman republic whilst it was once ruled lower than the structure the dictator had devised.

Download e-book for iPad: A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell by Sharon L. James,Sheila Dillon

Chosen through selection as a 2012 amazing educational name provided a 2012 PROSE Honorable point out as a unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A significant other to girls within the historical global offers an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based choice of newly-commissioned essays from sought after students at the research of ladies within the historic global.

Anakyklosis - Der Kreislauf der Verfassungen im 6. Buch des by Thorsten Scherff PDF

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, observe: 1,7, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Veranstaltung: Die athenische Demokratie, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Schon früh haben sich griechische Philosophen mit verschiedenen Verfassungstypen beschäftigt und mit dem challenge, wie diese von einander abhängen.

New PDF release: Royal Apologetic in the Ancient Near East (Writings from the

A clean exploration of apologetic fabric that pushes past shape criticismAndrew Knapp applies sleek style thought to 8 royal apologies that served to safeguard the legitimacy of kings who got here to strength less than abnormal situations. Knapp examines texts and inscriptions regarding Telipinu, Hattushili III, David, Solomon, Hazael, Esarhaddon, Nabonidus, and Darius to spot transhistorical universal concerns that unite each one discourse.

Additional info for Augustus

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Augustus by Karl Galinsky

by Daniel

Rated 4.77 of 5 – based on 7 votes