In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.
- A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age.
- Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire.
- Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic to a monarchy.
- Covers domestic and foreign policy, constitutional developments, and cultural achievements.
- Compares Augustus' own account of his life to other historical narratives and archaeological records.
- Includes a new translation of Augustus' Res Gestae with a short introduction and a substantial bibliography to aid further study.