Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this book offers a fascinating history of Rome and the Roman peoples during the rule of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Written in an easily accessible style, making it the ideal introduction to Augustan Rome for those with little previous knowledge. Offers a compelling insight into the workings of Roman society during this pivotal period in its history. Incorporates the most recent scholarship on aspects of Augustus’s reign including the armed forces, religion, and intellectual and cultural life. Andrew Lintott is a widely respected expert on the Roman Republic.