A novelized account of Augustus from the killing of Julius Caesar until Augustus's own death. The novel is based on the two books of the "Augustus autobiography" discovered in a Macedonian monastery in 1984, and revealing the life of this flawed, doubting, powerful man.
Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire, adopted son of Julius Caesar, friend and later foe of Mark Antony, patron of Horace and Virgil. Frank and forceful, this putative autobiography tells his story from the assassination of Caesar, through his military, political and personal struggles to his final days as Emperor in everything but name.
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'He makes Augustus credible as a man: wily, ruthless, shrewd, generous, admirable' -- Andrew Sinclair, The Times 'A flawed, doubting, powerful man rises from the pages of history and imagination.' -- Douglas Dunn, Herald 'A great achievement' -- Joseph Farrell, Scotsman
About Allan Massie
Allan Massie is the award-winning author of many novels, including his Roman Quartet, ANTONY, AUGUSTUS, TIBERIUS and CAESAR, as well as several works of non-fiction. He lives in the Scottish Borders and writes for the "Daily Telegraph" and the "Scotsman".
Augustus: W by Allan Massie
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