Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Romeby Chris Scarre
Pub. Date: 10/28/1995
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Using timelines and illustrations throughout, this volume follows the succession of rulers of Imperial Rome.
These portraits of the emperors form the building blocks of an invaluable and highly readable popular history of Imperial Rome, brought to life using the colorful testimony of contemporary authors.
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This work pulls together many sources and summarizes them. It provides details and info on some of the more obscure rulers, especially during the chaotic 3rd Century A.D. and later empire. This book is a must for anyone interested in Ancient Rome
Each chapter briefly overviews the biographical history of each of Rome's great and notorious emporer's. The fluidity of the text is marvelous as it not only tells the story of each individual but offers a succint history of Imperial Rome. I would recommend this book to anyone who is about to embark on a study of the Empire.