The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rules of Imperial Rome
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Which Roman emperor planned to make his horse a consul? Who participated in an astounding 735 gladiatorial combats? What in fact do we know of the emperors who reigned from Augustus to the fall of Rome? With Chronicle of the Roman Emperors, Chris Scarre charts the succession of rulers of imperial Rome using timelines and other visual aids throughout.
The biographical portraits of the principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, together with a concluding section on the later emperors, comprise a comprehensive history of imperial Rome. Colorful contemporary judgments by writers such as Suetonius and Tacitus are balanced by judicious character assessments made in the light of modern research. The famous and the infamous receive their due, while lesser names emerge clearly from the shadows for the first time. In addition to timelines detailing major events, each emperor is introduced by a coin portrait, a bust, and a data file listing key information, such as name at birth, full imperial titles, and place and manner of death.
From the glories of Augustus to the dark days at the close of the empire, we follow the triumphs and failures of imperial rule over an incredible four centuries.
Softcover Book : 240 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Inc. ( May 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-519147
Product Dimensions: 7.325 x 9.825 inches
Product Weight: 27.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)