was human. "Twelve Caesars" is amazing. Augustus Caesar, the most powerful man in the Mediterranean, who seized control of Rome at age nineteen, who decieved Antony and Cleopatra into suicide... was human.
I laughed so hard I cried, listen to this: "He also had a favourite metaphor for swift and sudden actions: 'Quicker than boiled asparagus.'"
What? Augustus said funny things? I love this book.