Augustus At War, The Struggle For The Pax Augusta

From the author of acclaimed biographies of important Romans, an original study of Augustus. This new book explodes the myths of peace that have been attached to the rule of Augustus – Most Highly Recommended.

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NAME:  Augustus At War, The Struggle For The Pax Augusta
FILE: R3003
AUTHOR: Lindsay Powell
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £30.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Pax Augusta, Pax Romana, Augusta, Caesar, Pompey, Roman Empire, 
Republic of Rome, Legions, generals, field commanders, expansion of Empire, 
deputies

ISBN: 1-78383-184-7

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DESCRIPTION: From the author of acclaimed biographies of important Romans, an 
original study of Augustus. This new book explodes the myths of peace that have 
been attached to the rule of Augustus – Most Highly Recommended.

Augustus was the unlikely war commander who doubled the size of the Roman Empire and marked the future of Rome and of Europe. As a field commander he was at best second-rate, who became physically ill on the eve of battle. What he was very good at was in appointing subordinates as largely autonomous deputies to maintain order and to fight his battles. In many respects it was a system similar to the Mafia. Those who carried out his wishes were part of a fraternity bound by blood and by marriage as his extended family.

The author has dispelled the myths of a period of peace, Pax Romana, or Pax Augustus, when the reality was continuous war somewhere in the Roman Empire. Rome did not double in size during the time of Augustus because of peace, but because of a series of campaigns, often of several simultaneous campaigns. Augustus proved to be an outstanding strategist and war manager with a layer of outstanding tacticians and field commanders delivering on his ambitions.

The engaging text is fully supported by monochrome images, in the form of plans and maps through the body of the book, complimented by an interesting photo-plate section in full colour.