By Adrian Goldsworthy
Caesar Augustus' tale, some of the most riveting in western heritage, is stuffed with drama and contradiction, dicy gambles and unforeseen good fortune. He begun as a teenage warlord, whose in simple terms declare to strength used to be because the inheritor of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes every thing to a name," yet within the future years the adolescence outmaneuvered the entire older and more matured politicians and used to be the final guy status in 30 BC. Over the subsequent part century he reinvented himself as a servant of the nation who gave Rome peace and balance, and created a brand new approach of government—the Principate or rule of an emperor.
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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy