The Age of Augustus


Book Details

Author  Werner Eck
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   August 13, 2007
Pages  224


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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