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  • Published: 28 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780140294828
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $38.00
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Augustus

The Biography




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

Octavian was a young soldier training abroad when he heard news of Julius Caesar's brutal assassination - and discovered that he was the dictator's sole political heir. With the opportunism and instinct for propaganda that were to characterize his rule, Octavian rallied huge financial, military and political backing to take autocratic control of a state devoted to Republicanism. He became Augustus, Rome's first Emperor and founder of the greatest empire the world had ever seen.

In this monumental biography, translated into English by Anthea Bell, Jochen Bleicken tells the story of the man who found himself a demi-god in his own lifetime.

  • Published: 28 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780140294828
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 784
  • RRP: $38.00
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Praise for Augustus

An unequalled biography

Harry Mount, Spectator

Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history

Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review

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

Worthy, authoritative, magisterial and impressive

The Times

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