Augustus first emperor of rome by adrian goldsworthy is an excellent biographical account of caesar octavians rise to power and his subsequent creation of the roman empire the work chronicles his life from his birth to death. In the year 44 bc when julius caesar was killed augustus was a mere teenager who had been adopted into caesars household his reaction to caesars death was to step forward and proclaim himself caesars rightful successor. Augustus from revolutionary to emperor by adrian goldsworthy review a capable guide augustus has the most reproduced face of the ancient world but remains elusive as a leader 4. Get this from a library augustus from revolutionary to emperor adrian keith goldsworthy the story of how augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become romes first and greatest emperor. From that moment on rome became an empire and augustus its first emperor this is the story of how one man rose to become the most powerful man in the world and stabilised an empire that had been racked by decades of civil war augustuss achievements and his legacy are almost unparalleled
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