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Claudius

Author: Barbara Levick
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: In the first book on Claudius written in English in over fifty years, Barbara Levick provides a major reassessment of the man and his reign. Drawing on recent research, Levick offers a provocative reconsideration of Claudius's political objectives and activities within the constitutional, political, social, and economic development of Rome. A history of political and domestic intrigue as well as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Claudius, Emperor of Rome; Claude, empereur romain; Claudius, Emperor of Rome; Kaiser I ) Claudius (Römisches Reich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Levick
ISBN: 0300047347 9780300047349 9780300058314 0300058314
OCLC Number: 21429373
Description: xvi, 256 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps --
List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
List of abbreviations --
Key dates --
1: Principate --
2: Education of a prince --
3: Frustration of a politician --
4: Accession --
5: From princeps to emperor --
6: Politics and the Court I: 41-48 --
7: Politics and the Court II: 48-54 --
8: Policy of the emperor --
9: Senate and equestrian order: Claudius and the aristocracy --
10: People of Rome and Italy --
11: Law, justice and the stable society --
12: Finance and the economy --
13: Army and the invasion of Britain --
14: Warfare on three continents --
15: Claudius and the provincials --
16: Aftermath: reputation of Claudius --
References and notes --
Concordance --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Barbara Levick.

Abstract:

Overview: In the first book on Claudius written in English in over fifty years, Barbara Levick provides a major reassessment of the man and his reign. Drawing on recent research, Levick offers a provocative reconsideration of Claudius's political objectives and activities within the constitutional, political, social, and economic development of Rome. A history of political and domestic intrigue as well as an investigation into the limits of a Roman emperor's power, her book will be essential reading for historians of the Roman Empire.

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