Augustus: A Novel by John Edward Williams

By John Edward Williams

An excellent and wonderfully written novel within the culture of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to lifestyles a compelling solid of historic figures via their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.

A mere eighteen years of age whilst his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar in advance inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by way of males who're jockeying for power–Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony–young Octavius needs to paintings opposed to the robust Roman political machinations to say his future as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous examine and the pen of a real poet, Augustus tells the tale of 1 man’s dream to free up a corrupt Rome from the fondness of the capriciously crooked and the wildly filthy rich.

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