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Augustus

Augustus

  • Title: Augustus
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  • ISBN : 9781400076734
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 336 pages


A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic Surrounded b A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome from the fancy of the capriciously crooked and the wildly wealthy


Author John Williams

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.John Edward Williams, Ph.D University of Missouri, 1954 M.A., University of Denver, 1950 B.A., U of D., 1949 , enlisted in the USAAF early in 1942, spending two and a half years as a sergeant in India and Burma His first novel, Nothing But the Night, was published in 1948, and his first volume of poems, Th




Augustus Reviews (31)

  • How to describe this painstakingly detailed, compellingly readable, simply complex, fictionalised biography, that explores the high price of duty, and is set in ancient times but is painfully relevant in 2017 Not like that.There are myriad perspectives it s like viewing the ancient world through a k [..]

  • I BARBARI ASPETTANO Dalle note d autore Alcuni errori di fatto, in questo libro, sono voluti Ho modificato l ordine di numerosi avvenimenti Ho inventato l dove i dati storici sono incerti o incompleti E ho creato alcuni personaggi cui la Storia non fa cenno Tranne poche eccezioni, i documenti che [..]

  • This is than a lush recreation of the nuanced menace of diplomatic skirmishing and Machiavellian intrigue, public guilelessness and carnage that gave birth to the Roman Empire under the ruling of its first Emperor.This is than a walk through the path of history because it takes unusual detours of [..]

  • And yet a third perfect book by this inimitable author who was working at the very height of his powers I now know that I will never again come across a book such as this I actually didn t want to finish it as I felt that I had to continue in this enthralling dream What disturbs me, however, is the [..]

  • One does not deceive oneself about the consequences of one s acts one deceives oneself about the ease with which one can live with those consequences John Williams, AugustusJohn Williams read some Robert Graves and said, Yeah, I got this Roman I can do this I m trying to think of equivalen [..]

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