We have a new book meme to help me with Saturday's!!! Thank the lawd cause Saturday is a hard day to post on.. So this one is called sound track Saturday and it is hosted by Erin at The Hardcover Lover which you can visit here. The idea is to list out the soundtrack you listened to while read whatever book you are currently reading...
So here goes.
Title: Augustus: The life of Rome's First Emperor
Author: Anthony Everitt
He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus’s accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject.
Augustus began his career as an inexperienced teenager plucked from his studies to take center stage in the drama of Roman politics, assisted by two school friends, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus’s rise to power began with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated in the titanic duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The world that made Augustus–and that he himself later remade–was driven by intrigue, sex, ceremony, violence, scandal, and naked ambition. Everitt has taken some of the household names of history–Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra–whom few know the full truth about, and turned them into flesh-and-blood human beings.
At a time when many consider America an empire, this stunning portrait of the greatest emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing reading. Everitt brings to life the world of a giant, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A study of power and political genius, Augustus is a vivid, compelling biography of one of the most important rulers in history.
Usually while listening to biographies of this nature I tend to turn on a station vs playing albums I have but with Augustus I feel like he is very powerful and would be for a movement... so I pick these 10 powerful songs for Augustus
1. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
2. My Shot - The Roots (remix of Hamilton Soundtrack)
3. Perfect - Hedley
4. Castle - Hasley
5. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
6. Alright - Kendrick Lamar
7. Break on Through to the Other Side - The Doors
8. A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
9. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. The Times They Are A Changing - Bob Dylan