The Great Fire of Rome: The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City

The Great Fire of Rome: The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City

by Stephen Dando-Collins

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Overview

On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empire -- and his skin.

In The Great Fire of Rome, Dando-Collins takes readers through the streets of ancient Rome, where unrest simmers, and into the imperial palace, where political intrigue seethes, relating a pot-boiler story filled with fascinating historical characters who will determine the course of an empire. It is an unforgettable human drama that brings ancient Rome and the momentous events of 64 AD scorchingly to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306819339
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 855,886
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is an Australian-born historian, editor, and author. He has written several highly acclaimed nonfiction books, including Caesar's Legion and Tycoon's War. He lives in Tasmania.

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