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    DescriptionIn this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's "Satires" to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest of Britain and the establishment of a 'New Rome' at Constantinople and the split into eastern and western empires. Along the way we encounter gladiators and charioteers, senators and slaves, fascinating women, bizarre sexual practices and grotesque acts of brutality, often seen through eyes of some of the world's greatest writers. He concludes with a brief look at how Rome lives on in the contemporary world, in politics, architecture, art and literature.


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    Title
    A Brief History of the Roman Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Kershaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 344 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780330488
    ISBN 10: 1780330480
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    DC23: 937.06
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    21 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Kershaw wrote his PhD under Richard Buxton, arguably the leading scholar on Greek myth in the world. He has taught Classics in numerous establishments, including Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and Warwick University. He runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South.