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Nero

Author: Edward Champlin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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."--Jacket.
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Champlin, Edward, 1948-
Nero.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003045268
(OCoLC)51861904
Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome; Néron, empereur romain; Nero, Emperor of Rome; Nero, Römisches Reich Kaiser; Nero, Römisches Reich Kaiser.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Champlin
ISBN: 9780674029361 0674029364
OCLC Number: 606874652
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
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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In this biography of the infamous Roman emperor, Edward Champlin reinterprets Nero's enormities on their own terms, as the self-conscious performances of an imperial actor with a formidable grasp of  Read more...

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Champlin argues that Nero saw himself first and foremost as an artist, a sort of Oscar Wilde figure whose love of theatricality dominated his life...Champlin judges Nero to have been an artist, Read more...

 
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