Hall Center For The Humanities


Adrian Goldsworthy
Leading ancient historian & biographer

Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Special Events

Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library. Reception & book-sigining to follow.
Location: The Commons at Spooner Hall

Caesar Augustus story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success.In this highly anticipated biography, Adrian Goldsworthy pins down the man behind the myths: a consummate manipulator, propagandist, and showman, both generous and ruthless. Under Augustus rule the empire prospered, yet his success was never assured and the events of his life unfolded with exciting unpredictability. Goldsworthy captures the passion and savagery, the public image and private struggles of the real man whose epic life continues to influence western history. Goldsworthy is a leading historian of the ancient world and author of acclaimed biographies of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra among many other books. He lectures widely and consults on historical documentaries produced by the History Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. He lives in the Vale of Glamorgan, UK.

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