T loose morals Other men S Wives Were A Favourite wives were a favourite #He Died He Wrote #died he wrote Res Gestae an mmodest account of his achievements These Claim the Night (The Claiming included the of many of Rome s temples and laws relating to marriage and having children He also made adulteryllegal It remained Claimed by Desire in force until the third century A D The majority of senators supported his legislationThe people led themselvesnto the principate by combining the old with the new Augustus cleverly established the monarchical nature of the principate by moral legislation that smacked of traditional valuesA very good read Finding Say Youll Remember Me it a hard read The sentences sometimes don t uite make sense and the logic doesn t always stack up Lots of historical detail I ve read Augustus bios by Goldworthy Everitt Jones and a couple others I forget Bleicken ss the best Excellent use of the sources doesn t try to know what we can t from the historical record but makes some strong and persuasive Accidental Bodyguard inferences from what we do have He avoids romanticizing or excusing Augustus It s a long detailed book not for the casual reader but anyone seriouslynterested n Roman history or this ancient leader who founded an empire should pick up this book Very detailed A bit like hard work Excellent well written I have given this Five Stars as t Mehr als das is obviously a very good biography and has been finely translated I would add however that for those like myself who enjoy the forward momentum of biographies a life story from birth to death half of this book leaves suchn order to concentrate upon an analysis of the constitution of the Roman World and of how such differed between Republic and Empire For me this became heavy going Nevertheless The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, its a great biography of Augustus and for those with a deep Abby and the Bachelor Cop interestn the nuts and bolts of the Roman World an even greater work of scholarship. S first emperor Eye to Eye is excellent on the young Octavian and his wheeling and dealing Natalie Haynes Independent A superb account It should become standard reading for everyonenterested n the foundations of the Roman empire Peter Jones BBC History Magazi.
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Probably the best biography I have read of any historical figure n Roman History A fascinating portrait not only of Augustus but of the Roman World n which he lived Highly recommended Great book Just missing "Maps When It Comes To The Battles "
it comes to the battles maybe the romans did not help a lot whith their names too similarities but totally wortht I have only just started reading this f truth be told but I am already mpressed by Bleicken s ability to analyse and explain the politics and political Alaskan Nights
institutions of ancient Rome to a modern reader who reads fornterest not as an #academic or scholar It s packed with detail excellent would recommend #or scholar It s packed with detail excellent would recommend authors with great media connections receive "Lavish Praise For Lesser Works This Book "
praise for lesser works this book slip you by Don t let t It s magnificent The uality of the printing tself s excellent and the writing and analysis are superb The translator should be highly commended you would never guess this was translated from German so beautifully s t worded I m halfway through and t s breathtakingly better than any other book on ancient Rome that I have read The book begins with a comprehensive description of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar The description of the rise to power of this obscure nephew of Caesar how Octavius ultimately became Augustus pandering to the plebeians manipulating Antony and Lepidus to overcome the conspirators and then neutralizing Lepidus and driving out Antony Always Look Twice
is fascinating evenf the reader All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night
is a bit revolted by the duplicity and cruelty exercised Augustus became emperor as a military dictator he administered the empire through a docile senate while he expanded the empire through a series of very competent generals which he was notncluding his friend Agrippa and his heir Tiberius Unlike most popular histories the book clearly distinguishes known fact. Masterful a breathtaking panorama of Roman politics at a crucial turning point n history Simon J V Malloch Literary ReviewHe was named son and heir by a murdered dictator He came to Rome with nothing surrounded by ruthless enemies Yet Augustus would S
logical nferences from known facts and tantalizing mythology una biografia approfondita non sono uno storico e uindi non esprimo giudizi tuttavia posso dire che lettura molto Annalee And The Lawman
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in history Written with verve and clarity and based on extensive research It easily outranks other accounts of Augustus Anyonenterested n this period of history should read t Despite Anything For His Son
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is very readable Its not hagiographical The work has been expertly translated by Anthea Bell from the German originalChapters cover his youth his upbringing by a politician father of the upper class and his mother who was the daughter of one of Caesar s sisters his attitude to women and religion his architectural accomplishments and military prowess In particular the author analyses his creation of the principateThe late Bleicken spends the first few hundred pages of this monumental work examining the crisis that broke after the assassination of Caesar Augustus great uncle Octavian as he then was accepted Julies Caesar s advice to gain the military experience needed for a political career He was rather spoilt as a child somewhat dull n personality terms In 45 BC the #Year Of The Assassination He #of the assassination he 18With the "death of Caesar the conspirators believed they had freed Rome from tyranny Cicero knew better "
of Caesar the conspirators believed they had freed Rome from tyranny Cicero knew better knew that although the tree was down the roots were not torn out The result was the Battle of Actium n 31 BC between Antony and Octavian The casualties were heavy Octavian won At the age of 27 he gave veteran soldiers new settlements thus ensuring the loyalty of the military After the victory Octavian set about shaping a one man rule that the people would accept knowing they were suspicious of monarchyThe author relates that Octavian was a man of somewha. Ecome the first Roman Emperor transforming the Republic nto the greatest empire the world had seen This s the definitive biography of the man who changed Western history An uneualled biography Harry Mount Spectator Jochen Bleicken s biography of Rome.