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The First Emperor: Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome Paperback – 15 Nov 2007

4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (15 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719554950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719554957
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.1 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,288,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An exhilarating portrait of Roman social customs and politics' (Publishing News)

'A comprehensive and readable account of [Augustus and the Roman world]' (Literary Review)

'This biography of the first Roman Emperor depicts Augustus, the man who turned inner weaknesses into strengths and painstakingly restored Rome's civic greatness at home and military doinance abroad . . . Quite a guy' (Tony Matthews, Defence Focus)

'His story is also the story of perhaps the most vibrant period of Roman history' (Sunday Business Post)

'This sparky text certainly brings the Emperor to life, as well as a host of supporting characters' (Sunday Telegraph)

'(A) solid biography' (Guardian)

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A riveting new biography of Caesar Augustus, Rome's first emperor and one of the most influential men in history

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