Adrian Goldsworthy

“Democracy, indeed, has a fair-appearing name . . . Monarchy . . . has an unpleasant sound, but is a most practical form of government to live under. For it is easier to find a single excellent man than many of them . . . for it does not belong to the majority of men to acquire virtue . . . Indeed, if ever there has been a prosperous democracy, it has in any case been at its best for only a brief period.’ Dio, early third century AD.1 Augustus”


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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor by Adrian Goldsworthy
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