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    Emperors Don't Die in Bed (Paperback) By (author) Fik Meijer, Translated by S.J. Leinbach

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    DescriptionThis fresh and engaging book looks at each of the Roman emperors from Julius Caesar in 44BC to Romulus Augustulus in AD 476, illuminating not only the manner of their deaths but what their final days tell us about their lives. We also hear how the most powerful position in the history of the Western world held a permanent appeal, despite its perils, with eager candidates constantly coming forward to seize the throne. Very few of the Roman emperors died a natural death. The insane Caligula was murdered after leaving the theatre; Caracalla while he was relieving himself. Caesar was stabbed twenty three times and Otho was dragged into the Tiber with a flesh-hook. However great an emperor's power, danger was ever present. Emperors Don't Die in Bed provides a clear history of the imperial succession as well as a compelling depiction of the intrigue and drama of Roman imperial politics.


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    Title
    Emperors Don't Die in Bed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fik Meijer, Translated by S.J. Leinbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415312028
    ISBN 10: 0415312027
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO014000, BIO006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.060922
    LC classification: DG274.M451
    DC22: 937/.06/0922
    LC classification: DG274 .M4513 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    4 black & white tables
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    30 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Fik Meijer is professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam, translator and author. His most recent publication is St. Paul's Seavoyage to Rome.
    Review quote
    'Fik Meijer's book is very handy as a repetition course for everybody interested in the history and fate of the Roman emperors.' - Arctos