89231A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.

A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power–Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony–young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome from the fancy of the capriciously crooked and the wildly wealthy.


30308978Oktavian ist neunzehn, sensibel, wissbegierig, und er will Schriftsteller und Gelehrter werden. Doch als Großneffe und Adoptivsohn Julius Cäsars fällt ihm nach dessen Ermordung ein gewaltiges politisches Erbe zu: Ihm, der von schwächlicher Konstitution aber enormer Willenskraft ist, wird es durch Glück, List, Intelligenz und Entschlossenheit gelingen, das riesige Römische Reich in eine Epoche des Wohlstands und Friedens zu führen.

  • ISBN 3423280891 (ISBN13: 9783423280891)
  • Edition Language German
  • URL http://www.dtv.de/buecher/augustus_28089.html

Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 9th 2004 by Vintage (first published 1972)

ISBN 1400076730  (ISBN13: 9781400076734)

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