In this updated edition of his concise biography, Werner Eck tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first monarch. * Incorporates literary, archaeological, and legal sources to provide a vivid narrative of Augustus' brutal rise to power * Written by one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire * Traces the history of the Roman revolution and Rome's transformation from a republic to an empire * Includes a new chapter on legislation, further information on the monuments of the Augustan period, more maps and illustrations, and a stemma of Augustus' family * Thorough, straightforward, and organized chronologically, this is an ideal resource for anyone approaching the subject for the first time
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Author Biography - Werner Eck
Werner Eck is Professor of Ancient History at Cologne University. He is one of the foremost Roman imperial historians in the world and his publications include Die Verwaltung des romischen Reiches in der Hohen Kaiserzeit (1995, 1998), Das senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre (with A. Caballos and F. Fernandez, 1996), Tra epigrafia, prosopografia e archeologia: Scritti scelti, rielaborati ed aggiornati (1996) and Das romische Koln. Geschichte einer Stadt im Rahmen des Imperium Romanum (2004). He is co-editor of the Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik.