I Caesar: Ruling the Roman Empire

I Caesar: Ruling the Roman Empire


By (author) Phil Grabsky

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 249mm x 20mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 16 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0563387254
  • ISBN 13: 9780563387251
  • Illustrations note: 40 colour and 30 b&w photographs

Product description

Charting the rise and fall of Roman power over 500 years through the public and private lives of six of the Empire's rulers, this book focuses in turn on Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Hadrian, Constantine and Justinian. It tells a story of battles, bribery, brilliance and back-stabbing, both literal and figurative. The lives of these six rulers exemplify the most sophisticated heights and the cruellest lows of the Roman Empire's inception, heyday and decline. The book incorporates military campaigns, architecture and political machinations, and is illustrated with photographs and computer-generated reconstructions of what Roman buildings would have looked like at the time.

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