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The Age of Augustus

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In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.

A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age.

Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire.

Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic to a monarchy.

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Paperback, 166 pages
Published December 9th 2002 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published 1998)
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This work seeks to look at the emergence of Augustus upon Roman politics and how he shaped the office that would later be known as Emperor. The author uses the primary source of the Res Gestae to contrast Augustus' view of himself against that of actual happenings. By removing the myth that has surrounded Augustus throughout the years Eck has put forth the idea that Augustus consciously worked to ensure his political dominance in the period following Julius Caesar's death.
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This book brought back fond memories of my undergraduate days - a really informative and engrossing read!
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