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Author: Jochen Bleicken  

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The great modern biography of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire

'Masterful ...a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator 'Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing' Natalie Haynes, Independent 'A superb account ...It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine
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The great modern biography of Augustus, founder of the Roman Empire

'Masterful ...a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator 'Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing' Natalie Haynes, Independent 'A superb account ...It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine

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'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator 'Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing' Natalie Haynes, Independent 'A superb account ... It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine %%%He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator 'Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing' Natalie Haynes, Independent 'A superb account ... It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire' Peter Jones, BBC History Magazine

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“An unequalled biography”

Worthy, authoritative, magisterial and impressive The Times A superb account ... It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire -- Peter Jones BBC History Magazine Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing -- Natalie Haynes Independent Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history -- Simon J. V. Malloch Literary Review An unequalled biography -- Harry Mount Spectator

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About the Author

Jochen Bleicken, who died in 2005, specialized in Roman history and held professorships at Hamburg, Frankfurt and G ttingen. A passionate teacher, he continued to lecture until he was seventy-three. His previous works include The Athenian Democracy and History of the Roman Republic. Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator of French and German literature. Her recent work includes translations of W.G. Sebald, Stefan Zweig and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
28th July 2016
Pages
784
ISBN
9780140294828
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