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The Resource Augustus : first emperor of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy

Augustus : first emperor of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy

Label
Augustus : first emperor of Rome
Title
Augustus
Title remainder
first emperor of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Goldsworthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The dramatic story of Rome's first emperor, who plunged into Rome's violent power struggles at the age of nineteen, proceeded to destroy all rivals, and more than anyone else created the Roman Empire. Caesar Augustus' story, one of the most riveting in Western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. Thrusting himself into Rome's extremely violent politics while yet a very young man, Augustus skillfully maneuvered his way through twisting alliances during years of civil war. Named heir to the murdered Julius Caesar, he outwitted and outlasted far more experienced rivals like Antony and Brutus. Ruling supreme, he reinvented himself as a benevolent man of peace and created a new system of government. In this highly anticipated biography Goldsworthy puts his deep knowledge of ancient sources to full use, recounting the events of Augustus' long life in greater detail than ever before. Goldsworthy pins down the man behind the myths: a consummate manipulator, propagandist, and showman, both generous and ruthless. Under Augustus' rule the empire prospered, yet his success was never assured and the events of his life unfolded with exciting unpredictability. Goldsworthy captures the passion and savagery, the public image and private struggles of the real man whose epic life continues to influence Western history
  • Tells the story of the heir to the murdered Julius Caesar who, as Rome's first emperor, brought peace and stability to the empire and presided over a new system of government
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 937.07092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG279
LC item number
.G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Augustus : first emperor of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caius Octavius (Thurinus) 63-44 BC. 'Father of his country' ; 'A man of wealth and good reputation' ; The consulship of Julius and Caesar ; A way out -- Caius Julius Caesar (Octavianus) 44-38 BC. Heir ; Praise ; Reward and discard ; Vengeance and discord -- Imperator Caesar, Divi Filius 38-27 BC. Sons of gods ; Rivals ; Triumph -- Imperator Caesar Augustus, Divi Filius 27-2 BC. Renewal and restoration ; To overcome the proud in war ; The 'title of greatest power' ; The eagles ; An end and a beginning ; Family and colleagues ; Augustan peace -- Imperator Caesar Augustus, Divi Filius, Pater Patriae 2 BC-AD 14. Father ; The 'sentry post' ; For the sake of the Res Publica ; Pax Augusta -- Conclusion: hurry slowly -- Appendix One: The senatorial career or Cursus Honorum -- Appendix Two. Date of the birth of Jesus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178722
Lccn
2014940657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)871788337
Label
Augustus : first emperor of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-537) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caius Octavius (Thurinus) 63-44 BC. 'Father of his country' ; 'A man of wealth and good reputation' ; The consulship of Julius and Caesar ; A way out -- Caius Julius Caesar (Octavianus) 44-38 BC. Heir ; Praise ; Reward and discard ; Vengeance and discord -- Imperator Caesar, Divi Filius 38-27 BC. Sons of gods ; Rivals ; Triumph -- Imperator Caesar Augustus, Divi Filius 27-2 BC. Renewal and restoration ; To overcome the proud in war ; The 'title of greatest power' ; The eagles ; An end and a beginning ; Family and colleagues ; Augustan peace -- Imperator Caesar Augustus, Divi Filius, Pater Patriae 2 BC-AD 14. Father ; The 'sentry post' ; For the sake of the Res Publica ; Pax Augusta -- Conclusion: hurry slowly -- Appendix One: The senatorial career or Cursus Honorum -- Appendix Two. Date of the birth of Jesus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178722
Lccn
2014940657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)871788337

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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