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Claudius Caesar

Author : Josiah Osgood
ISBN : 9780521881814
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A study of the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54), exploring what it can tell us about the developing Roman Empire.

Kill Caesar

Author : Rose Mary Sheldon
ISBN : 9781538114896
Genre : History
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Exploring the history of internal security under the first Roman dynasty, this book answers the enduring question: If there were nine thousand men guarding the emperor, why did Rome have the highest rate of assassination of any world empire? Sheldon concludes that the repeated problem of “killing Caesar” reflected the empire’s larger dynamics and turmoil.

The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars Julius Caesar Augustus Tiberius Caligula Claudius Nero Galba Otho Vitellius Vespasian Titus Domitian Grammarians And Rhetoricians And Lives Of The Poets

Author : Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
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Nero Claudius Caesar

Author : in60Learning
ISBN : 1980622221
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Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.Nero Claudius Caesar holds a reputation as a tyrant, a maniacal leader. Some say he may have suffered from lead poisoning and gone mad, but most historical sources quickly dismiss this excuse for his cruelty. Various historical accounts record that Nero had his own mother killed, persecuted Christians, and ordered the setting of Rome's Great Fire. While many debate what is fact and what is fiction, the last ruler of the Julio-Claudian dynasty is certainly one of the most infamous leaders of the Roman Empire. This brief history explores what we know about the man behind the myth and the monster within the man.

Album Of Dated Latin Inscriptions

Author : Arthur Ernest Gordon
Genre : Inscriptions, Latin
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The Caesars

Author : Suetonius
ISBN : 9781603846035
Genre : History
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Donna Hurley has done a sterling job in providing us with both an Introduction to Suetonius and a translation of The Caesars that we can confidently recommend to students. Her Introduction summarizes a complex topic succinctly and is informative without being overwhelming, set at an ideal level for the student and intelligent enthusiast. Her translation is accurate and contemporary. Her primary goal is faithfulness to the original, which she achieves, but at the same time she recognizes the need to make her text clear, entertaining, and comprehensible to the modern reader, and she strikes exactly the right balance. --Anthony Barrett, Emeritus, University of British Columbia

The Social And Economic History Of The Roman Empire

Author : Michael Ivanovitch Rostovtzeff
ISBN : 0819621641
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Understanding Roman Inscriptns

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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Twelve Caesars Julius To Domitian

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Understanding Roman Inscriptions

Author : Lawrence Keppie
ISBN : 9781134746170
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Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced. Every area of Roman life is covered, including: * the emperor * temples and altars to the gods * imperial administration * gravestones and tomb monuments * local government and society * the army and the frontiers * Christianity * trade, commerce and the economy * the later Roman Empire. For each inscription cited, the book provides the original Latin, an English translation and a commentary on the piece's significance. Illustrated with more than 80 photos and drawings, this is the ideal introduction to the most important source for the history and organisation of the Roman Empire.

Claudius The Fod And His Wife Messalina

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Walking Through Rome

Author : Margaret Varnell Clark
ISBN : 9781475981322
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Rome covers 580 square miles, and even most residents haven’t seen all that it has to offer. When you visit it, don’t try to conquer the city; instead, concentrate on savoring it in bits and pieces. You’ll be amazed by what’s behind the façades and in the unseen corners of many sites in the Eternal City. Whether you’re looking for a little-known work of Michelangelo tucked inside a parish church, or pre-Christian Roman households underneath grand cathedrals, Rome has it all. Walking through Rome goes beyond the basic travel guide, offering • detailed information on churches that have built, remodeled, and destroyed; • historical notes, a time line of Roman history, and other handy references; and • maps to help you enjoy your visit to the fullest. Wander around Rome and discover its hidden treasures and secrets. Pick the sites that appeal to you the most and start enjoying your Roman adventures—from the Ancient Church of St. Mary at the Forum to Our Lady of Victory to St. Peter’s Square and any numerous places in between. Margaret Varnell Clark, an award-winning journalist, takes you off the beaten path and provides historical information, interesting facts, and specifics so you can enjoy Walking through Rome.

The Roman Empire

Author : Peter Garnsey
ISBN : 9781472534903
Genre : History
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During the Principate (roughly from 27 BC to AD 235), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in an expanded edition of the original, pathbreaking account of the society, economy and culture of the Roman empire. As an integrated study of the life and outlook of the ordinary inhabitants of the Roman world, it deepens our understanding of the underlying factors in this important formative period of world history. Additions to the second edition include an introductory chapter which sets the scene and explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. A second extra chapter assesses how far Rome's subjects resisted her hegemony. Addenda to the chapters throughout offer up-to-date bibliography and point to new evidence and approaches which have enlivened Roman history in recent decades.

Ancient Rome

Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN : 9781615302079
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Echoes of ancient Roman concepts of governance, law, and society still ring throughout the world today. A stranger to neither war nor wealth, ancient Rome was shaped as much by strife as it was by prosperity. The expansion of the Roman Empire was buoyed by this culture’s tendency to embrace traditions of its newly assimilated peoples, making Rome a cradle of endless and enduring possibilities. The history of an exceptional empire is recounted in this sweeping volume.

Caesar Und Die Germanen

Author : Gerold Walser
ISBN : UOM:39015004742766
Genre : Germanic peoples
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Rome And The Barbarians 100 B C A D 400

Author : Thomas S. Burns
ISBN : 0801873061
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The barbarians of antiquity, so long a fixture of the public imagination as the savages who sacked and destroyed Rome, emerge in this colorful, richly textured history as a much more complex—and far more interesting—factor in the expansion, and eventual unmaking, of the Roman Empire. Thomas S. Burns marshals an abundance of archeological and literary evidence, as well as three decades of study and experience, to bring forth an unusually far-sighted and wide-ranging account of the relations between Romans and non-Romans along the frontiers of western Europe from the last years of the Republic into late antiquity. Looking at a 500-year time span beginning with early encounters between barbarians and Romans around 100 B.C. and ending with the spread of barbarian settlement in the western Empire around A.D. 400, Burns removes the barbarians from their narrow niche as invaders and conquerors and places them in the broader context of neighbors, (sometimes bitter) friends, and settlers. His nuanced history subtly shows how Rome's relations with the barbarians—and vice versa—slowly but inexorably evolved from general ignorance, hostility, and suspicion toward tolerance, synergy, and integration. What he describes is, in fact, a drawn-out period of acculturation, characterized more by continuity than by change and conflict and leading to the creation of a new Romano-barbarian hybrid society and culture that anticipated the values and traditions of medieval civilization.

Claudius The God

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780141911373
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Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. Here he recounts his surprisingly successful reign: how he cultivates the loyalty of the army and the common people to repair the damage caused by Caligula; his relations with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of Britain. But the growing paranoia of absolute power and the infidelity of his promiscuous young wife Messalina mean that his good fortune will not last forever. In this second part of Robert Graves's fictionalized autobiography, Claudius - wry, rueful, always inquisitive - brings to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history. Includes an introduction by Barry Unsworth, as well as explanatory footnotes.

The Oxford Handbook Of Warfare In The Classical World

Author : Brian Campbell
ISBN : 9780195304657
Genre : History
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This Oxford Handbook gathers 38 leading historians to describe, analyze, and interpret warfare and its effects in classical Greece and Rome.

The Genuine Works Of Flavius Josephus

Author : Flavius Josephus
ISBN : COLUMBIA:50173179
Genre : Jews
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Lives Of The Caesars

Author : Caius Suetonius Tranquillus
ISBN : 0192832719
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. It was Robert Graves's primary reference source when he was writing I, Claudius. Suetonius composed his material from a variety of sources, without much concern for their reliability. His biographies consist the ancestry and career of each emperor in turn; however, his interest is not so much analytical or historical, but anecdotal and salacious which gives rise to a lively and provocative succession of portraits. The account of Julius Caesar does not simply mention his crossing of the Rubicon and his assassination, but draws attention to his dark piercing eyes and attempts to conceal his baldness. The life of Caligula presents a vivid picture of the emperor's grotesque appearance, his waywardness, and his insane cruelties. The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature--his work remains thoroughly readable and full of interest. Indeed, it was Robert Graves's primary reference source when he was writing I, Claudius, and those who have read his book will enjoy the original accounts as set down here.

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