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By (author) David Shotter
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Augustus Caesar by David Shotter
Book DescriptionHistory sees Augustus Caesar as the first emperor of Rome, whose system of ordered government provided a firm and stable basis for the expansion and prosperity of the Roman Empire. Hailed as 'restorer of the Republic' and regarded by some as a deity in his own lifetime, Augustus was emulated by many of his successors. David Shotter reviews the evidence in order to place Augustus firmly in the context of his own times. Key topics discussed include: * the background to Augustus Caesar's spectacular rise to power * his political and imperial reforms * the creation of the Republica of Augustus * the legacy Augustus Caesar left to his successors. Revised throughout, the second edition of this successful book takes the most recent research in the field into account. David Shotter also includes more coverage of the social and cultural aspects of this complex character's reign together with an expanded guide to further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415319362
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Shotter
Fall of the Roman Republic, Paperback (April 2005)
Fully revised and update with the latest field research, an expanded guide to further reading, and drawing on a wealth of knowledge, this examination of the Roman republic's fall is helpful for all students of history and classical studies.
Nero, Paperback (January 2005)
The reign of Nero from AD 54 to AD 68, is often judged to be the embodiment of the extravagance and corruption that have come to symbolise ancient Rome. This book provides a reassessment of this view and discusses Nero's early life and accession to power, Nero's perception of himself, his domestic and international policies, and more.
Roman Britain, Paperback (September 2004)
Roman Britain by David Shotter offers an introduction to this period and an analysis of the current research, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Great Britain.
Tiberius Caesar, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by David Shotter
David Shotter provides a concise survey of the character and life of Tiberius Caesar, illuminating many aspects of the reign of a rather enigmatic emperor who struggled to meet the demands of his role as heir to Augustus and retired from public life voluntarily in AD 26.
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Author Biography - David Shotter
David Shotter is Professor Emeritus in Roman Imperial History at the University of Lancaster. His many books include Rome and Her Empire (2002), Tiberius Caesar (2nd edition, 2004), Nero (2nd edition, 2004) and The Fall of the Roman Republic (2nd edition, 2005).
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