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    DescriptionAfter Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties.


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    Title
    The Year of the Four Emperors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Wellesley, Introduction by Barbara Levick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 524 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415232289
    ISBN 10: 0415232287
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 937.06
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO006000
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    DC22: 937/.06/0922
    LC classification: DG286 .W44 2000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    12 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kenneth Wellesley taught in the Department of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Edinburgh from 1949 until his retirement in 1981. A contributor to many classical periodicals, he is best known as a Tacitean scholar: he translated the Histories for the Penguin Classics series and edited both the Histories and part of the Annales for the Teubner Library. Barbara Levick was Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Her published works include biographies of Tiberius (Routledge Pb 1999), Vespasian (Routledge 1999) and Claudius (1993) , as well as a sourcebook on The Government of the Roman Empire (Routledge 2000)
    Table of contents
    1 Prospect and Retrospect 2 The Five Days' Caesar 3 Caecina and Valens 4 Otho's Reaction 5 The First Battle of Cremona 6 Vitellius' March to Rome 7 Flavian Hopes 8 The Second Battle of Cremona 9 Antonius Moves South 10 Rhine and Nile 11 The Battle of Rome 12 The Last Ten Days