The Age of Augustus (Blackwell Ancient Lives)

  • Publish Date: 2002-12-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Werner Eck
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In this concise biography, Professor Werner Eck, one of the world's leading experts on the Roman empire, tells the extraordinary story of Augustus, Rome's first emperor.


  • A concise and gripping account of Augustus and his age.
  • Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the Roman Empire.
  • Examines the transformation of Rome from a republic to a monarchy.
  • Covers domestic and foreign policy, constitutional developments, and cultural achievements.
  • Compares Augustus' own account of his life to other historical narratives and archaeological records.
  • Includes a new translation of Augustus' Res Gestae with a short introduction and a substantial bibliography to aid further study.


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