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The Resource Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt

Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt

Label
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor
Title
Augustus
Title remainder
the life of Rome's first emperor
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Everitt
Title variation
Augustus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome's first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations for all of Western history to follow. Yet despite Augustus's accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. In this study of power and political genius, biographer Everitt gives an intimate account of his illustrious subject. He takes some of the household names of history--Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra--and turns them into flesh and blood. At a time when many consider America an empire, this portrait of the greatest emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening reading.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scenes from a provincial childhood -- The great-uncle -- A political master class -- Unfinished business -- A boy with a name -- From victory, defeat -- Killing fields -- Divided world -- Golden age -- Fighting Neptune -- Parthian shots -- East is east and west is west -- The phony war -- Showdown -- A long farewell -- Abdication -- Whom the Gods love -- Exercising power -- The cult of virtue -- Life at court -- Growing the empire -- A family at war -- The unhappy return -- The bitter end -- Into the future
Control code
ocm64289506
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xxxviii, 377 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781400061280
Lccn
2006041735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64289506
  • (Sirsi) b12312435
Label
Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor, Anthony Everitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scenes from a provincial childhood -- The great-uncle -- A political master class -- Unfinished business -- A boy with a name -- From victory, defeat -- Killing fields -- Divided world -- Golden age -- Fighting Neptune -- Parthian shots -- East is east and west is west -- The phony war -- Showdown -- A long farewell -- Abdication -- Whom the Gods love -- Exercising power -- The cult of virtue -- Life at court -- Growing the empire -- A family at war -- The unhappy return -- The bitter end -- Into the future
Control code
ocm64289506
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
xxxviii, 377 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781400061280
Lccn
2006041735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64289506
  • (Sirsi) b12312435

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