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    DescriptionFrom a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this well-documented and illustrated biography examines the life and time of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Examining received opinions on Vespasian, Barbara Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession. Outlining how he gained military experience and political skills, Levick goes on to explore how Vespasian coped with the military, political and economic problems of his reign, and his evaluation of the solutions to these problems, before she finally examines his posthumous reputation. Part of the bestselling Roman Imperial Biographies series, Vespasian will engage, enthral and inform both students of classical studies and history, and the general classical enthusiast alike.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Levick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415166188
    ISBN 10: 0415166187

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
    DC22: 937/.06/092
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
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    DC21: 937.06092
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    LC classification: DG289 .L48 1999
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, DNBH, NHC
    Illustrations note
    34 black & white halftones, 9 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 September 1999
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    Review quote
    "Levick gives him [Vespasian] worthy treatment in a book which every student of the early principate should have readily available on a nearby shelf."-The Classical Outlook
    Review text
    At last filling a glaring gap in biographies of the first-century Caesars, this is the long-awaited life of Vespasian, the down-to-earth, country-born emperor who restored Rome both physically and spiritually after the crazy upheavals of the Julio-Claudians, and initiated what we see as the golden age of the Roman Empire. Academic in approach, it is enormously detailed on the politics and personalities of the period, who are as dramatic as anything in the time of Julius Caesar, but the machinations of the subsequent reign make for an equally intriguing read. Indispensable for students of the period. Review by LINDSEY DAVIS Editor's note: Lindsey Davis's novels dealing with this period include One Virgin Too Many. (Kirkus UK)