Professor launches new book

A NEW book profiling one of the most significant figures of Ancient Rome has been launched in Essex.Wivenhoe-based Professor Anthony Everitt's new work, The First Emperor, Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome, has already received warm reviews in America.

A NEW book profiling one of the most significant figures of Ancient Rome has been launched in Essex.

Wivenhoe-based Professor Anthony Everitt's new work, The First Emperor, Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome, has already received warm reviews in America.

And on Friday its British edition was unveiled at the Wivenhoe Bookshop in the riverside town's High Street.

The book chronicles the life of Augustus, who defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the sea battle of Actium in 31 BC and took full powers over the Roman state in 27 BC.


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Prof Everitt is visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University and has written extensively on European culture, has contributed to The Guardian and Financial Times, and is the author of the acclaimed American best-seller Cicero, A Turbulent Life.

He is a governor of Sir Paul McCartney's fame school, the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

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He once served as secretary-general of the Arts Council of Great Britain and lives in Anchor Hill, Wivenhoe.

The new book, published by John Murray (Publishers), is available nationwide for £25.

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