The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor.
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, THE ROMAN ARMY AT WAR, was recognised by John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work, original in treatment and impressive in style. He has gone on to write several other books, which have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes.
A very fine story, very skilfully told - LITERARY REVIEWAccomplished . . . a book to read avidly but also dip into, to enjoy the huge range of characters and the events - DAILY EXPRESSMasterly - SUNDAY TIMESEssential reading for anyone interested in Ancient Rome - INDEPENDENT