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Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames and Hudson, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicle of the Roman Emperors is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: the Chronicle provides the answers, quickly and authoritatively. This is only one aspect, however, of the book's value. The biographical portraits of the 56
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Scarre
ISBN: 0500050775 9780500050774
OCLC Number: 33383117
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: Imperial lives --
Introduction: The background to empire --
The first emperors, 31 BC-AD 96 --
The high point of Empire, AD 96-235 --
Crisis and renewal, AD 235-337 --
The last emperors, AD 337-476. Special features: the principal textual sources --
A guide to imperial titles --
Monuments of a dynasty --
Claudius the builder --
Nero's golden house --
The Colosseum --
The new palace --
Trajan's column --
Hadrian's buildings --
Severus the builder --
The baths of Caracalla --
The Gallic empire --
Palmyra --
Buildings of the new empire --
Constantine and Rome.
Other Titles: Roman emperors
Responsibility: Chris Scarre.

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A book focusing on the 80 rulers of Imperial Rome, giving information about who built the Colosseum and when Rome was sacked by the Goths. There are biographical portraits of each emperor, balancing  Read more...

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