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    Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-by-reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome (Chronicle) (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Scarre

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    DescriptionA book focusing on the succession of 80 Roman emperors, using timelines and visual aids. Information such as who built the Colosseum and when Rome was sacked by the Goths is provided. There are biographical portraits of the 56 principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, with a concluding section on the later emperors. Contemporary judgements made by writers such as Suetonius and Tacitus are balanced by character assessments made in the light of modern research. The famous and the infamous emperors are all looked at, including Caligula and Claudius, Trajan and Caracalla. Each emperor is introduced by a coin portrait, a bust and a datafile listing information about their lives.


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    Title
    Chronicle of the Roman Emperors
    Subtitle
    The Reign-by-reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Scarre
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500050774
    ISBN 10: 0500050775
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC classification: DG274
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 937.060922
    DC22: 937.060922, 937/.06/0922
    LC classification: DG274 .S28 1995
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    328 illustrations, 111 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    17 October 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Back cover copy
    Chronicle of the Roman Emperors is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: the Chronicle provides the answers, quickly and authoritatively. This is only one aspect, however, of the book's value. The biographical portraits of the 56 principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, together with a concluding section on the later emperors, build into a highly readable single-volume history of imperial Rome. Colorful contemporary judgments by writers such as Suetonius and Tacitus are balanced by judicious character assessments made in the light of modern research. The famous and the infamous - Caligula and Claudius, Trajan and Caracalla - receive their due, while lesser names emerge clearly from the shadows for the first time. In addition to timelines detailing major events, each emperor is introduced by a coin portrait, a bust and a datafile listing key information, such as name at birth, full imperial titles, and place and manner of death. Numerous special features supplement the main narrative.