e-Book Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor download

e-Book Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor download

by Anthony Everitt

ISBN: 0719554942
ISBN13: 978-0719554940
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (2006)
Pages: 432
Category: Ancient Civilizations
Subategory: History

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Anthony Everitt, visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture, has contributed to The Guardian and Financial Times, and is the author of Cicero. He once served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. Everitt lives near Colchester, England’s first recorded town, founded by the Romans.

He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. Start by marking Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus’s accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived.

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Издательство: Random House. Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Random House Publishing Group.

Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor. Rome was a military society and physical bravery-virtus-was at a premium. This book will have succeeded if it introduces the reader not only to the man Hadrian, but also to his world

Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor. For the shade of. Tor de arozarena. This book will have succeeded if it introduces the reader not only to the man Hadrian, but also to his world. This means making the unfamiliar familiar; for without a sense (however tentative and provisional) of what it was like to be alive in those distant days, the reader will make little sense of the events that follow in these pages and the people who acted them out.

Автор: Everitt Anthony Название: Augustus: The Life of Rome& First Emperor Издательство: Recorded Books .

Автор: Everitt Anthony Название: Augustus: The Life of Rome& First Emperor Издательство: Recorded Books Классификация: ISBN: 1428101918 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781428101913 ISBN: 1-428-10191-8 ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-428-10191-3 Обложка/Формат: Compact Disc Вес: . 4 кг. Дата издания: 1. 0.

Now at least we have a book that brings this momentous figure to life. As he did in his best-selling Cicero, Anthony Everitt places this smart, shrewd political figure in the context of the world that made him (and that he himself made), describing with colorful detail one of the most remarkable periods in human historyócomplete with shipwrecks, human sacrifice, hairbreadth escapes, lots of sex, battles and ambushes, family scandals, and above all, the. relentless pursuit of absolute power. People Who Liked Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor Also Liked These Free Titles

Kokeile nyt. Augustus - The Life of Rome's First Emperor .

Kokeile nyt. 9 24 5 Kirjailija: Anthony Everitt Lukija: John Curless. Saatavilla äänikirjana. He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history. Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Elämäkerrat Kääntäjä: Lisätietoa äänikirjasta: Julkaisija: Recorded Books, Inc. Julkaisuvuosi: 2007-02-14 Pituus: 15T 35M ISBN: 9781436101554.

The First Emperor. Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome:
Tony Everitt writes clean English. He gives up to date analysis on what Augustus was up to in his military campaigns and political reforms. This is not an easy feat given the recent explosion of high-grade research on Augustus. He has an appealing way of mixing into the action of Agustus' life descriptions of how Romans bathed, ate, and celebrated important rituals, such as the first shaving of a pubescent boy (Augustus did not shave until he was 24).

I have only two comments for improvement. The first is that Agrippa does not get his full due. In Augustus: The Biography by Jochen Bleichen the author goes into depth on how intellectually powerful and sophisticated Agrippa was. He was learned in hydrology, and the arts. He once called Mycaena's promotion of Virgil as the pushing on to the public of a new form of bad taste. We need to learn more about Agrippa.

The second comment is that Everitt tends to oversimplify the complexity of Agustus' first and second settlements and the mental exercise and logic behind them. For that you need to read Bleichen's book.

I have a third critique but not for Everitt but rather for his "book designer" (whatever that means) Simon L. Sullivan. I am assuming Sullivan was in charge of typography. Whoever was, they should cower in shame. On many pages the baselines are not aligned. This is such an amateur error in typography that a first term student would get flunked. Even worse, many pages differ extremely in the number of lines on each page. Given such gross incompetence of typography it would be too much to ask for optical margin alignment to be used but that is a forlorn wish, as most people born after Word have no idea of what this means and almost everyone who worked on a Linotype is now long gone. InDesign has this as an option and I urge all typographers to use this.

I have read many books on Cesar and Octavian and love ancient Roman history. This book reads easily (sometimes it seems more a novel than a non-fiction book) and offers a great amount of information. However, I have to say that some of the claims the author makes seem personal theories or suppositions rather than true facts. Since there are not many footnotes, one cannot easily distinguish when the author is telling a proven fact or rather a likely fact or reason for a specific course of action. I would recommend this for someone for a "beginner" without much background on Augustus life. Someone more read or knowledgeable on Augustus' life might prefer a different book and will probably feel "shocked" of some of the claims.

This book really worked well for me overall. I will admit there was a point near page 100 at which the reading dragged a bit for me and I almost put it down for good. I am glad I didn't do so. At about page 250, a chapter begins called "Life At Court." This chapter is absolutely fascinating for those who like to read about how Roman nobility actually lived their daily lives (or likely lived their lives).

The two aspects I most enjoyed about this book are:

1. It piqued my interest in Augustus and made me want to look further into this part of Rome. I have a multitude of unanswered questions that I had not the knowledge to ask before reading Everitt's book. That is not a bad thing. True, he makes some educated guesses at points (regarding Julia and her exile, for example), but I did not mind at all because I felt that his assumptions were well-thought, and likely scenarios of what had actually happened. Where the historical record is incomplete, I think Everitt does a fine job of using logic, education, and likely scenarios to fill the void. Let's face it people, that's all we have in some cases. Some people call such extrapolation "bias" on the author's part. I just appreciate it.

2. I like his writing style. It's easy for me to follow (college grad with a major unrelated to history). I read Everitt's Cicero as well and although I enjoyed Augustus more, Cicero was an easy read, too. Everitt just does a nice narrative (read the "free" pages here at Amazon and see if you agree :)).

I'm glad I bought/read this book. I'll now seek out similar information from someone else's perspective. I gave this book five stars but I would give it a 4.5 if available.

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