The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign

The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign

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By (author) Michael Sommer

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 258mm x 28mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500251673
  • ISBN 13: 9780500251676
  • Illustrations note: 229 illustrations, 166 in colour
  • Sales rank: 399,305

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From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, this comprehensive volume reveals how the Roman Emperors ran the empire in peace and war, in public and behind the scenes. Seven thematic chapters range from the foundation of the empire and the different paths to power, to imperial building projects in Rome and Constantinople and the emperors on campaign. The text is vivid and accessible; it includes 10 special features boxes, along with maps, diagrams, tables of useful information, and more than 80 quotations from ancient commentators.

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