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Despite his talent for self-promotion, the character of the emperor Augustus is rarely revealed and as such makes this biography unique in its presentation of Augustus the man. Pat Southern chronologically traces the life, works and times of the emperor, presenting ideology and events from his point of view to provide a compelling depiction of an extraordinary man, who wasDespite his talent for self-promotion, the character of the emperor Augustus is rarely revealed and as such makes this biography unique in its presentation of Augustus the man. Pat Southern chronologically traces the life, works and times of the emperor, presenting ideology and events from his point of view to provide a compelling depiction of an extraordinary man, who was the guiding light in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire....

Title : Augustus
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ISBN : 9780415258555
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 308 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Augustus Reviews

  • Windsor
    2018-11-16 09:24

    Love this book. Southern is one of my favorite authors for Rome. Reads extremely well. Covers his rise to power not through Caesar, but through himself (although obviously Caesar is mentioned). I feel Octavian's rise is overshadowed by Caesar, which, although Southern adresses, he seems to avoid Caesar's overpowering of Octavian's early career. Although a rather short read for how much Octavian/Augustus did for Rome, is a great start to a wonderful series.

  • Carolyn Mccargish
    2018-11-22 04:33

    The genre for the book "Augustus" by Pat Southern has a dramatic feel the reader is able to understand as they read the book.The book "Augustus" is about emperor Augustus shown through the work and times of the emperor's life as well as the amazing man Augustus was in his time period. Another, amazing way to look at Augustus is the Roman Republic and how it transformed the Roman Empire. I gave the book "Augustus" four stars because the author Pat Southern is an excellent author with a powerful talent to express the message of any topic discussed or the message being delivered to the reader. The reader is able to understand the message the author is presenting to the reader.

  • Paul
    2018-11-24 12:30

    Augustus has one of the more colorful and interesting lives of any Roman historical figure, but Pat Southern has somehow managed to make this book amazingly uninteresting. "Augustus" has the shortcomings of popular history (not enough depth, not enough detail) along with the shortcomings of scholarly literature (too much material pushed into endnotes, exceedingly dry/boring writing style).

  • Kris Wijoyo
    2018-11-20 07:15

    buku ini udah gw baca berulang-ulang sampe gw khatam footnote-nya(gak segitunya jg sih) tapi pokoknya gambaran tentang kaisar hebat ini gw dapet cukup baik dari tulisan southern