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    DescriptionOne of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete albeit unreliable account of the later Roman Caesars.


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    Title
    Lives of the Later Caesars: The First Part of the Augustan History, with Newly Compiled Lives of Nerva and Trajan
    Subtitle
    The First Part of the Augustan History, with Lives of Nerva and Trajan
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Anthony Birley, Translated by Anthony Birley, By (author) Anthony Birley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140443080
    ISBN 10: 0140443088
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    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
    DC22: B
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO006000, HIS000000
    DC22: 937.070922
    LC classification: DG274
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    DC22: 937/.07/0922
    LC classification: DG274 .S32 1976
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    24 June 1976
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Birley is a renowned translator.