The Roman History : The Reign of Augustus
by Cassius Cocceianus Dio , Ian Scott-Kilvert , John Carter
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 B.C.-cAD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war.This selection of Cassius Dio Roman History gives the full description of this long struggle and ultimate triumph – detailing the brutality of the fighting and the political quarrels that led to the collapse of Rome, 400 years old Republic, and later Augustus’s reign of the EmperorIncluded are accounts of military campaigns from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia, and long conflict with Antony and CleopatraWith skill and art, Dio brings to life many speeches of the time – including Augustus’ overwhelming indictment of Antony, the passion for the Queen of Egypt – and provides a fascinating account of the discussion between the great General Agrippa and the Patrons on the virtues of republicanism and monarchy
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