Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome

Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome

by Paul N. Pearson

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Maximinus Thrax: Strongman Emperor of Rome by Paul N. Pearson

Maximinus was a half-barbarian strongman ‘of frightening appearance and colossal size’ (supposedly over seven feet tall). From humble origins he rose through the ranks, achieved senior command during the invasion of Persia in 232 and ultimately became Emperor due to a military coup in 235. As Emperor he campaigned across the Rhine and Danube for three years until a rebellion in Africa triggered a civil war. This is an accessible narrative account of the life and times of one of Rome’s most remarkable emperors.

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ISBN-13: 9781473847040
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Paul Pearson is a Professor of Earth Sciences at Cardiff University but has deep and long-held fascination for Roman history. This book is the product of years of research, including personal study of the battlefields and other key sites in Germany and Italy.

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