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Vespasian

Author: Barbara Levick
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated biography, Barbara Levick examines the life and times of the Emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Vespasian, Emperor of Rome; Vespasian, Emperor of Rome; Vespasien, empereur de Rome; Vespasian, Römisches Reich Kaiser.; Vespasien, empereur romain).; Vespasian, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Levick
ISBN: 0415166187 9780415166188
OCLC Number: 40489149
Description: xxiii, 310 p., xviii pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A new man in politics --
Vespasian and the aristocracy : the command in Britain --
From Nero's court to the walls of Jerusalem --
Appendix: Josephus' dates for the Jewish War --
The bid for empire: The year 69 ; Vespasian's success --
Ideology in action --
A new emperor and his oponentes ---
Financial survival --
Stabilization : the winning of peace --
Enhancement : the physical and moral restoration of the Roman world: Rome and Italy ; Provinces west and east : gifts, status, Romanization, titles --
Imperialism : Vespasian's army and the extension of the empire --
Elites --
Vespasian and his sons --
Conclusion: Ideology in the aftermath.
Responsibility: Barbara Levick.
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"Levick gives him [Vespasian] worthy treatment in a book which every student of the early principate should have readily available on a nearby shelf."-The Classical Outlook

 
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