A mere 18 years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power—Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony—young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome.
"The son of Caesar calls to you."
Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.
"You know my name...say it."
Spiritual bypassing - the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs - is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good.
Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.
"Ancient biographies are hard"
Our shadow side, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, contains the emotions and desires we've disowned, neglected, or hidden from ourselves. If not skillfully worked with, it can easily direct our lives on every level. With Knowing Your Shadow, this acclaimed psychotherapist and author shows us how to illuminate and wisely engage with the endarkened aspects of who we are. Join him to explore in depth the areas where shadow work can most benefit us.
"Deep, practical, insightful"
Welcome to Bailey's Café, the most mythically real diner you've ever walked into. Presided over by Bailey and his helpmate, Nadine, it is a magnet that draws a wide variety of the "colored" people of 1948, each with a story to tell.
"Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Cafe...Wow!"
This Tony Award-winning play, set in New York City in 1850, centers on the painfully shy Catherine Sloyer, who lives in Washington Square with her father. When Catherine falls in love with a handsome suitor, Dr. Sloyer threatens to disinherit her, convinced that the young man could only be interested in her fortune. The decisions Catherine makes and their surprising consequences mark The Heiress as a complex and satisfying portrait of the American character.
In questo audiolibro conoscerete l'uomo che ha fondato l'Impero di Roma: Ottaviano Augusto. L'irresistibile ascesa; le battaglie; le manovre politiche. Conoscerete il suo lato pubblico e privato: l'Imperatore con le sue riforme e la sua eccezionale capacità politica; e l'uomo privato, con le sue manie, le sue ossessioni, i suoi lati oscuri.
You would think Petronellas 16th birthday would be cause for celebration. After all, fashionable friends are arriving at her country estate near London, teas are being served, and her coming out party promises to be a resplendent affair. Everything is falling nicely into place, until, suddenly, it isnt. For Petronella discovers that her guardian, Uncle Augustus T. Percival, has developed a most unVictorian compulsion: He must eat bugs.
"Petronella is Wonderful!!!!!"
Prior to becoming a political appointee, Augustus Pena was an assassin for National Intelligence Covert Operations [NICO]. He believed his past was behind him. Yet, when he starts to write fiction that bears a resemblance to his experiences, his former director Milken elects to silence him. The decision to eliminate the Pena threat stems from Milken's paranoid perception that recent military intelligence tell-all books and video games have permanently damaged the clandestine community.
"Pass on this one"
Holmes and Watson push the limits of the law when they confront the machinations of a blackmailer whose victims either pay dearly or suffer life-destroying humiliation. Holmes is hired by the débutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmail artist named Charles Augustus Milverton, a man who causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career.
This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes II collection.
Holmes and Watson push the limits of the law when they confront the machinations of a blackmailer whose victims either pay dearly or suffer life-destroying humiliation. Holmes is hired by the debutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmail artist named Charles Augustus Milverton, a man who causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career.
Lady Eva Brackwell wird erpresst. Ausgerechnet von dem gewieftesten Erpresser in ganz London, den der Arm des Gesetzes einfach nicht zu fassen kriegt...
Hear photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson and professor Augustus Richard Norton, on this edition of Fresh Air. Ashley Gilbertson is a photographer who has spent much of the past five years in Iraq taking incredible photographs for the New York Times and other publications. Born in 1978, Gilbertson has traveled to some of the most dangerous places in the world to capture his award-winning images.
Augustus, durch Testament der Sohn Caesars, rang alle seine Rivalen im Kampf um die Macht in einem fünfzehnjährigen Bürgerkrieg nieder...
Nicht zu Unrecht gilt Augustus als die widersprüchlichste Gestalt der römischen Geschichte: Protagonist des Bürgerkrieges um das Erbe Caesars und Stifter der "Pax Augusta"...
Hören Sie die spannenden Biografien von Augustus, Jesus von Nazareth, Konstantin dem Großen und Attila...
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton is one of 13 short stories to be found in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1904), also available in its entirety from Magpie Audio in one unabridged recording. Milverton causes Holmes more revulsion than almost any other criminal, even murderers, for he is 'king of the blackmailers'. Lady Eva Blackwell engages Holmes to retrieve some compromising letters. It is said that the strange death of Charles Augustus Howell in 1890 inspired the character of Milverton.
Lady Eva Brackwell ist in die Fänge des wohl bekanntesten Erpressers in London geraten: Charles Augustus Milverton...