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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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    The Severans
    The Roman Empire Transformed
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 158
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415620154
    ISBN 10: 0415620155

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS002000
    DC22: 937.07
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, maps
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    21 March 2011
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    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.
    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