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Augustus

Jochen Bleicken


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PUBLISHED: 28th July 2016
ISBN: 9780140294828
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'Masterful ...a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator '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
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  • Paperback
    $23.09
PUBLISHED: 28th July 2016
ISBN: 9780140294828
ANNOTATION:
'Masterful ...a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator '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

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'Masterful ...a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator '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

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'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator '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 %%%He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the greatest empire the world had seen. This is the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history. 'Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history' Simon J. V. Malloch, Literary Review'An unequalled biography' Harry Mount, Spectator '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

Author Biography

Jochen Bleicken, who died in 2005, specialized in Roman history and held professorships at Hamburg, Frankfurt and G ttingen. A passionate teacher, he continued to lecture until he was seventy-three. His previous works include The Athenian Democracy and History of the Roman Republic. Anthea Bell is an award-winning translator of French and German literature. Her recent work includes translations of W.G. Sebald, Stefan Zweig and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Review

Worthy, authoritative, magisterial and impressive The Times A superb account ... It should become standard reading for everyone interested in the foundations of the Roman empire -- Peter Jones BBC History Magazine Jochen Bleicken's biography of Rome's first emperor is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing -- Natalie Haynes Independent Masterful ... a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point in history -- Simon J. V. Malloch Literary Review An unequalled biography -- Harry Mount Spectator

Product Details

Author
Jochen Bleicken
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN-10
0140294821
ISBN-13
9780140294828
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translator
Anthea Bell
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-07-28
Pages
784
Subtitle
The Biography
Short Title
AUGUSTUS
Language
English
Media
Book
Translated from
German