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 Here, Anthony Everitt, The Bestselling Author Of Cicero, Gives A Spellbinding And Intimate Account Of His Illustrious Subject Augustus Began His Career As An Inexperienced Teenager Plucked From His Studies To Take Center Stage In The Drama Of Roman Politics, Assisted By Two School Friends, Agrippa And Maecenas Augustus S Rise To Power Began With The Assassination Of His Great Uncle And Adoptive Father, Julius Caesar, And Culminated In The Titanic Duel With Mark Antony And Cleopatra.The World That Made Augustus And That He Himself Later Remade Was Driven By Intrigue, Sex, Ceremony, Violence, Scandal, And Naked Ambition Everitt Has Taken Some Of The Household Names Of History Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra Whom Few Know The Full Truth About, And Turned Them Into Flesh And Blood Human Beings.At A Time When Many Consider America An Empire, This Stunning Portrait Of The Greatest Emperor Who Ever Lived Makes For Enlightening And Engrossing Reading Everitt Brings To Life The World Of A Giant, Rendered Faithfully And Sympathetically In Human Scale A Study Of Power And Political Genius, Augustusis A Vivid, Compelling Biography Of One Of The Most Important Rulers In History From The Hardcover Edition.
Anthony Everitt is a British academic He studied English literature at the University of Cambridge He publishes regularly in The Guardian and The Financial Times He worked in literature and visual arts He was Secretary General of the Arts Council of Great Britain He is a visiting professor in the performing and visual arts at Nottingham Trent University Everitt is a companion of the Liverpoo
- 377 pages
- The First Emperor: Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome
- Anthony Everitt
- 09 August 2017 Anthony Everitt