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    DescriptionThe Severans analyses the colourful decline of the Roman Empire during the reign of the Severans, the first non-Italian dynasty. In his learned and exciting style, Michael Grant describes the foreign wars waged against the Alemanni and the Persians, and the remarkable personalities of the imperial family. Thus the reader encounters Julia Domna's alleged literary circle, or Elagabalus' curious private life - which included dancing in the streets, marrying a vestal virgin and smothering his enemies with rose petals. With its beautifully selected plate section, maps and extensive bibliography, this book will appeal to the student of ancient history as well as to the general reader. Michael Grant is one of the world's greatest writers on ancient history. His previous publications include: Art in the Roman Empire, Greek and Roman Historians and Who's Who in Classical Mythology all published by Routledge.


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    Title
    The Severans
    Subtitle
    The Roman Empire Transformed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 453 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415127721
    ISBN 10: 0415127726
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937/.07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 937.07
    DC20: 937.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1DST
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG298.G73
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG298 .G73 1996
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHTG
    Illustrations note
    39 line drawings, 7 maps, 32 photographs, bibliography, notes, index
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    20 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Grant is one of the world's greatest writers on ancient history. He was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Professor of Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Khartoum and the Queen's University of Belfast. He has published over fifty books.
    Review quote
    ..."is remarkably well illustrated...Appealing to the general reader, it has also much to offer to the serious student of Roman history."-"The Journal of Indo-European Studies "Michael Grant, one of our finest and most prolific writers on the ancient world takes on the first non-Italian Dynasty, a nine-emperor rule that extended from 193 to 235 A.D....the book is enlivened by many maps and illustrations."-Toronto Globe and Mail
    Back cover copy
    The Severans analyses the colorful decline of the Roman empire during the reign of the severans, the first non-Italian dynasty. In his learning and exciting style, Michael Grant describes the foreign wars waged against the Alemanni and the Persians, and the remarkable personalities of the imperial family.
    Table of contents
    List of Maps. List of Illustrations: Acknowledgements for Illustrations. Introduction. 1. Septimus Severus and the Struggle for Power 2. The Praetorians and their Prefects: Plautianus 3. The Gestures of Septimius 4. The Successors 5. The Provinces and Italy: the Constitutio Antoniniana 6. The Army: the Military Monarchy 7. Finance 8. The Syrian Women 9. The Lawyers 10. The Novel: Longus 11. Art and Architecture 12. Religion Epilogue. Appendix: The Literary Sources. List of Emperors. Abbreviations. Notes. Some Books. Index