Augustus - John Williams

In elegant and economical prose John Williams breathes air into Caesar August, his daughter Julia, Ovid, Horace, Marcus Agrippa and other figures of classical Rome who were alive during the life of Rome's first emperor. Williams treats Julia's character with particular sensitivity; she becomes a cornerstone of this epistolary novel as she illuminates how the powerful men in Rome used woman as pawns in their dealings. Augustus is at once historical and strikingly modern.

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By John Williams, Daniel Mendelsohn (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590178218
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 19th, 2014