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Augustus - Jones, A H M, and Finley, Moses I, CBE, Fba (Editor)
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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 ...

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Augustus 1975, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701116262

Paperback

Augustus 1971, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393005844

Revised edition

Trade paperback