Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire
By (author) Josiah Osgood
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Caesar's Legacy by Josiah Osgood
Book DescriptionIn April 44 BC the eighteen-year-old Gaius Octavius landed in Italy and launched his take-over of the Roman world. Defeating first Caesar's assassins, then the son of Pompey the Great, and finally Antony and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, he dismantled the old Republic, took on the new name 'Augustus', and ruled forty years more with his equally remarkable wife Livia. Caesar's Legacy grippingly retells the story of Augustus' rise to power by focusing on how the bloody civil wars which he and his soldiers fought transformed the lives of men and women throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. During this violent period citizens of Rome and provincials came to accept a new form of government and found ways to celebrate it. Yet they also mourned, in literary masterpieces and stories passed on to their children, the terrible losses they endured throughout the long years of fighting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855822
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Gripping new narrative account of the rise to power of Rome's first emperor, Augustus.
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Author Biography - Josiah Osgood
Josiah Osgood is Assistant Professor of Classics at Georgetown University, where he lectures on Roman history and Latin literature. He undertook his graduate studies at Yale University where his dissertation was awarded the John Addison Porter prize for outstanding academic writing. This is his first book.
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