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Considered great literature and it probably is but it is impossible ...
on October 21, 2017
Considered great literature and it probably is but it is impossible to get any sense of what Rome's first emperor, Augustus, was about. If you want to learn anything about Augustus, stay away from this book. If you want to read a literary masterpiece by an author versed enough in the foibles of Roman history nearly 2000 years ago to weave a fabric of fictional letters, notes, memoranda Augustus might have written or received, this is the book for you.