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    DescriptionLives of the Caesars tells the stories of 12 of Rome's most fascinating and influential rulers, uncovering the unique features of their reigns which allowed them to earn their places in history. * A comprehensive and engaging account of the lives of the Caesars, who helped shaped one of the most significant periods in history * Each chapter entertainingly recounts the life and reign of a Roman emperor * Includes notorious leaders such as Nero and Caligula, as well as less famous ones like Diocletian and Vespasian * Includes illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and a chart of dynasties


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    Title
    Lives of the Caesars
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Anthony A. Barrett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 167 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 672 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405127547
    ISBN 10: 1405127546
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH, HBJD, HBLA
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    B&T General Subject: 431
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.060922, 937/.060922
    LC classification: DG274 .L56 2008
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Anthony A. Barrett is Emeritus Professor of Classics and Distinguished University Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Barrett has published a number of books and articles on Roman antiquity and is the author of three ancient biographies, on Caligula, Agrippina the Younger, and Livia.
    Review quote
    "Anthony Barrett's well-chosen collection of essays on some of the most influential and charismatic emperors [is] welcome." (Yorkshire Evening Post, October 2008) "A great treat for those who already know the general outline of the history of the Roman Empire. Excellent writers [and] well-planned. A coherent unit." (About.com)
    Back cover copy
    The Roman Empire represents one the most significant periods in European history, creating institutions that are still in one form or other with us today, and at its centre stood the emperors. "Lives of the Caesars" tells the stories of twelve of Rome's most fascinating and influential rulers. Each chapter puts an emperor in the spotlight, from Augustus to Justinian, tracing the life of each of these dynamic but often flawed characters. The authors outline the unique features that allowed these great men to put their stamp on Roman civilization, and earn their places in history. Replete with illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and a chart of dynasties, "Lives of the Caesars" is an engaging account of some of the most powerful leaders in the ancient world.
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations. Note on Contributors. Aknowledgements. Abbreviations. Maps. Family Trees . Introduction. Anthony A. Barrett . I Augustus. Werner Eck . II Tiberius. Greg Rowe. III Caligula. Anthony A. Barrett . IV Claudius. Donna W. Hurley . V Nero. Miriam Griffin. VI Vespasian. Barbara Levick. VII Hadrian. Mary T. Boatwright. VIII Marcus Aurelius. Anthony R. Birley . IX Severus. David Potter. X Diocletian. Simon Corcoran . XI Constantine. Noel Lenski . XII Justinian. Allan Evans . Glossary of Roman Terms