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Marcus Agrippa Marcus Agrippa personified the term right hand man As Emperor Augustus deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years but he served always in the knowledge he would never rule in his own name Why he did so, and never grasped power exclusively for himself, has perplexed historians for centuries In his teens he formed a life long friendship with Julius Caesar s great nephew, Caius Octavius, which would change world history Following Caesar s assassination on the Ides of MarchBC, Agrippa was instrumental in asserting his friend s rights as the dictator s heir He established a reputation as a bold admiral, defeating Sextus Pompeius at Mylae and NaulochusBC , culminating in the epoch making Battle of ActiumBC , which eliminated Marcus Antonius and Queen Cleopatra as rivals He proved his genius for military command on land by ending bloody rebellions in the Cimmerian Bosporus, Gaul, Hispania and Illyricum In Gaul Agrippa established the vital road network that helped turn Julius Caesar s conquests into viable provincesAs a diplomat, he befriended Herod the Great of Judaea and stabilised the East As minister of works he overhauled Rome s drains and aqueducts, transformed public bathing in the city, created public parks with great artworks and built the original Pantheon Agrippa became co ruler of the Roman Empire with Augustus and married his daughter Julia His three sons were adopted by his friend as potential heirs to the throne Agrippa s unexpected death inBC 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 Illustrated with colour 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

  • Kindle Edition
  • Marcus Agrippa
  • Lindsay Powell
  • 05 August 2019
  • 1848846177

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