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Nero

Author: Edward Champlin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Without seeking to rehabilitate the historical monster, Champlin renders Nero more intelligible by illuminating the motives behind his theatrical gestures, and revealing the artist who thought of himself as a heroic figure." "Nero is a reconception of a historical account that extends back to Tacitus, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Champlin, Edward, 1948-
Nero.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606874652
Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome; Néron, empereur romain; Nero, Römisches Reich Kaiser.; Nero, Emperor of Rome.; Nero, Römisches Reich Kaiser; Nero, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Champlin
ISBN: 0674011929 9780674011922 0674018222 9780674018228
OCLC Number: 51861904
Description: 346 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The once and future king --
Stories and histories --
Portrait of the artist --
The power of myth --
Shining Apollo --
Saturnalia --
One house --
Triumph.
Responsibility: Edward Champlin.

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The Roman emperor Nero is remembered as the vain and immoral monster who fiddled while Rome burned. He murdered his younger brother and rival to the throne. He then murdered his mother, with whom he  Read more...

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A compelling reevaluation of an oft-maligned ancient figure who created his own myth out of the fabric of his life. Publishers Weekly Champlin's Nero...is a compelling reminder that historical Read more...

 
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