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The great fire of Rome : the fall of the emperor Nero and his city

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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. Historian Stephen Dando-Collins takes readers through the  Read more...
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Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 9780306818905 0306818906
OCLC Number: 548569622
Description: vii, 263 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The January oath --
The rival prefects --
The poets --
The former chief secretary --
The flame --
The water commissioner --
The singing emperor --
The gladiatorial contest --
The Jews and the Christians --
The lake banquet --
The charioteer --
The fire --
The blame --
The conspiracy --
The unraveling --
The suicide of Seneca --
The purge --
The new stage --
The informers --
The crowning of a new king --
The trial of Thrasea and Soranus --
The new Alexander --
The apostles and the Jewish revolt --
The fall of Nero --
The final curtain.
Other Titles: Fall of the emperor Nero and his city
Responsibility: Stephen Dando-Collins.

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On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome. This title  Read more...

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"Publishers Weekly," 7/26/10"Dando-Collins vividly recreates one of history's most famous events...Dando-Collins energetically recreates the days leading up to the fire, the conflagration itself, and Read more...

 
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