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Augustus : Ancient Culture and Society - A. H. M. Jones


Ancient Culture and Society

Paperback Published: 17th January 1971
ISBN: 9780393005844
Number Of Pages: 208

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Professor Jones discusses the career of Augustus in the context of the turbulent times of the breakdown of the Roman Republic into civil war. He shows how dependent Augustus' rise to power was upon his adoption by Julius Caesar, and traces the ruthless and unscrupulous way in which Augustus exploited his unique position as "Caesar's heir." But he demonstrates that Augustus's continuing success was all his own: the adopted son succeeded in solving the political crisis which, because he had failed to do so, had cost the father his life. For Augustus was a consummate politician, and it was his great achievement to establish a form of government which proved more or less stable for over two centuries.

ISBN: 9780393005844
ISBN-10: 0393005844
Series: Ancient Culture and Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17th January 1971
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.63 x 12.78  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.21