Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus

[Lindsay Powell] ✓ Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus Very disappointed sportscarguy Very little factual information about Agrippa. Book is listed with384 pages, but more then 1/2 were from the bibliography. I enjoyed Powells book on Germanicus. Not so much to enjoy in this book. Long overdue, meticulously documented biography, with excellent supporting material Last night I finished Lindsay Powells Agrippa, and all I can say is Wow! The writing is crisp, the footnoting is extensive, and the story, of course, is compelling. I was particularly

Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus

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Rating : 4.98 (833 Votes)
Asin : 1848846177
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-01-16
Language : English

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Among his topics are the new man in Rome, mastermind of victory at Actium, statesman of the Roman world, the noblest man of his day, and assessment. Surprisingly, there has been no biography of Agrippa in English for some eighty years. “A gripping, thoroughly researched and hugely impressive biography of a key player in the transition from the Roman Republic to Augustus's Empire'. In vigorous prose, and with a fingertip feel for Roman politics and war, Lindsay Powell brings Agrippa to life.” (Barry Strauss, Cornell University, author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership)Powell describes Agrippa as a devoted aide and indispensable deputy without whom Augustus could never have won the civil war to take pow

Agrippa's unexpected death in 12 BC left Augustus bereft, but his bloodline lived on in the imperial family, through Agrippina the Elder to his grandson Caligula and great grandson Nero.MARCUS AGRIPPA is lucidly written by the author of the acclaimed biographies Eager for Glory and Germanicus. Why he did so, and never grasped power exclusively for himself, has perplexed historians for centuries. Illustrated with color plates, figures and high quality maps, Lindsay Powell presents a penetrating new assessment of the life and achievements of the multifaceted man who put service to friend and country before himself.. He established a reputation as a bold admiral, defeating Sextus Pompeius at Mylae and Naulochus (36 BC), culminating in the epoch-making Battle of Actium (31 BC), which eliminated Marcus Antonius and Queen Cleopatra as rivals. Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. His three sons were adopted by his friend as potential heirs to the throne. Following Caesar&

Very disappointed sportscarguy Very little factual information about Agrippa. Book is listed with384 pages, but more then 1/2 were from the bibliography. I enjoyed Powell's book on Germanicus. Not so much to enjoy in this book. Long overdue, meticulously documented biography, with excellent supporting material Last night I finished Lindsay Powell's "Agrippa", and all I can say is "Wow!" The writing is crisp, the footnoting is extensive, and the story, of course, is compelling. I was particularly impressed with the "add-on" material, including the maps, the appendix with a concise summary of Republican gove. Not bad but a bit of a disappointment This is a book I have been waiting to read for a long time.One reason was that there are few biographies written on this character, despite his importance. Among the two that I know off, one is in French, and it is over thirty years old (by JM Roddaz, 198Not bad but a bit of a disappointment JPS This is a book I have been waiting to read for a long time.One reason was that there are few biographies written on this character, despite his importance. Among the two that I know off, one is in French, and it is over thirty years old (by JM Roddaz, 1984). The other is in English, by Meyer Reinhold. ). The other is in English, by Meyer Reinhold

LINDSAY POWELL writes for Ancient Warfare magazine and his articles have also appeared in Military Heritage and Strategy and Tactics. His appearances include BBC Radio, British Forces Broadcasting Service and History Channel. He divides his time between Austin, Texas and Wokingham, England. . He is author of the highly acclaimed Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus, Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious

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