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Description - Augustus: The Biography by Jochen Bleicken

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140294828
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 33mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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