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

Author: Matthew Dennison
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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A retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Dennison
ISBN: 9781250023537 125002353X
OCLC Number: 835951460
Description: 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Julius Caesar: "Too great for mortal man" --
Augustus: "All clap your hands" --
Tiberius: "Ever dark and mysterious" --
Gaius Caligula: "Equally furious against men and against the gods" --
Claudius: "Remarkable freak of fortune" --
Nero: "An angler in the lake of darkness" --
Galba: "Equal to empire had he never been emperor" --
Otho: "If I was worthy to be Roman emperor ..." --
Vitellius: "A series of carousals and revels" --
Vespasian: "The fox changes his fur, but not his nature" --
Titus: "The delight and darling of the human race" --
Domitian: "But the third?"
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A retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time.

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