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The twelve Caesars : the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome

Dennison, Matthew. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library DG 278 .D56 2014 30775305491913 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250049124
  • ISBN: 1250049121
  • Physical Description: print
    385 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First St. Martin's Edition.
  • Publisher: [s.l.] : Griffin, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: I.Julius Caesar: `Too great for mortal man' -- II.Augustus: `All clap your hands' -- III.Tiberius: `Ever dark and mysterious' -- IV.Gaius Caligula: `Equally furious against men and against the gods' -- V.Claudius: `Remarkable freak of fortune' -- IV.Nero: `An angler in the lake of darkness' -- VII.Galba: `Equal to empire had he never been emperor' -- VIII.Otho: `If I was worthy to be Roman emperor...' -- IX.Vitellius: `A series of carousals and revels' -- X.Vespasian: `The fox changes his fur, but not his nature' -- XI.Titus: `The delight and darling of the human race' -- XII.Domitian: `But the third'?.
Summary, etc.: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars. One of the them was a military genius, one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned, another earned the nickname "sphincter artist." Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide--and five of them were elevated to the status of gods. They have come down to posterity as the "twelve Caesars"--Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian. Under their rule, from 49 BC to AD 96, Rome was transformed from a republic to an empire, whose model of regal autocracy would survive in the West for more than a thousand years.
Subject: Emperors Rome Biography
Rome History Julio-Claudians, 30 B.C.-68 A.D
Rome History Flavians, 69-96
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