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Emperors of Rome: The Story of Imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the Last Emperor
     

Emperors of Rome: The Story of Imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the Last Emperor

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by David Potter
 

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Beginning with the accession of Augustus, this lavishly illustrated survey follows the triumphs, failures, and ultimate decline of the Roman Empire through the lives of its emperors. The highlights of 500 years of Roman history are all addressed, including the defeat in Teutoburg Forest in AD 9, the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79, the vision of Constantine in

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Beginning with the accession of Augustus, this lavishly illustrated survey follows the triumphs, failures, and ultimate decline of the Roman Empire through the lives of its emperors. The highlights of 500 years of Roman history are all addressed, including the defeat in Teutoburg Forest in AD 9, the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79, the vision of Constantine in the early 4th century, and the sack of Rome by the Visigoths in 410, as are critical themes at the heart of the Roman polity, among them the nature of imperial government and the spread of Roman culture through the cities of the empire. This comprehensive study is punctuated by insightful profiles of Rome’s iconic leaders: the autocratic Augustus, the feeble Claudius, the vicious Nero, the beneficent Marcus Aurelius, and the maniac Commodus. Amplified by a generous complement of editorial features including fact boxes, timelines, and quotations, this is the ideal and comprehensive look at the entirety of Roman history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847240101
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

David Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan and the author of Life, Death, and Entertainment in the Roman Empire. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Emperors of Rome: The Story of Imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the Last Emperor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
D-Srein More than 1 year ago
This book provides excellent insight about every emperor of Rome. Although Julius Caesar was not technically emperor - he was designated as dictator...it was he who changed Rome and his assassination resulted in Octavian (Augustus) becoming the first emperor. This book covers known details - not too little and not too much about every emperor, no matter the length of their reign - even just a day or less. You learn so much about the inner workings of Roman politics, power, jealousy and conspiracy. I enjoyed this book and it is a must for your library if you are interested in the Roman Empire.