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Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World: Signed Exclusive Edition

Ancient Roman History
Hardback Published on: 28/09/2023
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Emperor of Rome
Rome! But Not As You Know It…
As any readers of SPQR will attest, one of Mary Beard's greatest strengths lies in her ability to paint a vivid and multifaceted portrait of Ancient Rome. ... READ MORE
Conor at Hexham
Emperor of Rome
A Dynamic Historical Account - So Interesting!
An amazing book! One of the best things about Beard’s writing style is that it is a perfect blend of academic style as well as a lively historical account ... READ MORE
Nora - Trafalgar Square
Emperor of Rome
Informative read
In this volume Mary Beard once again shows her intimate knowledge of archaeology and textual sources, to give a brilliant insight into the power structures... READ MORE
Bridget at Alton
Emperor of Rome
A brilliant read
Firstly, many thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of this fascinating book. Let’s start with what the book is not. It is not a chronological telli... READ MORE
Rob at Bromley
Emperor of Rome
A unique, playful and insightful guide to the role of Emperor in Ancient Rome.
Trying to pin down exactly what I liked about this book is quite difficult because it is all just so enjoyable: reading 'Emperor of Rome' is simply fun. Ma... READ MORE
Jack Kelly
Emperor of Rome
Another Fantastic Read from Mary Beard
Beard had a superpower for weaving together facts with her wonderful storytelling in order to create a book that keeps you engaged throughout. Emperor o... READ MORE
Megan  Metcalfe
Emperor of Rome
Beard brings the palace of the emperors' to life
Until I read Mary Beard’s book I always thought of Roman emperors rattling around in vast empty warehouse sized spaces decked out in white marble. Reading ... READ MORE
Eilish at Rustington
Emperor of Rome
Accessible history
Many thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy to review . Mary Beard's work is always easily accessible with a depth of historical knowledge and int... READ MORE
Emily@waterstonestorquay
Emperor of Rome
History at its most engaging
Mary Beard's fresh take on the history of the Roman empire immerses us in what it was like to be, around and living under Emperors of Rome. The book covers... READ MORE
Selena Whitehead, Guildford
Emperor of Rome
Power and Emperors
Mary Beard returns to the fecund history of SPQR with this sideways look at the life of the Emperors of Rome. Crucially, it is not a history of events or a... READ MORE
Richard Hayden in Rye
Emperor of Rome
An insightful examination of the most influential rulers of the ancient world
This is another brilliant book from one of our most consistently excellent classicists. There are literally hundreds of books out there which will provide ... READ MORE
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Synopsis

In her international best-seller SPQR, Mary Beard told the thousand-year story of ancient Rome. Now, she shines her spotlight on the emperors who ruled the Roman empire, from Julius Caesar (assassinated 44 BCE) to Alexander Severus (assassinated 235 CE). Emperor of Rome is not your usual chronological account of Roman rulers, one after another: the mad Caligula, the monster Nero, the philosopher Marcus Aurelius. Beard asks bigger questions: What power did emperors actually have? Was the Roman palace really so bloodstained? Emperor of Rome goes directly to the heart of Roman (and our own) fantasies about what it was to be Roman, offering an account of Roman history as it has never been presented before.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781800818781
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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Emperor of Rome
A classic Mary Beard book - Bookseller Review
Mary Beard is well known for her expert and at times irreverent description and interpretation of ancient Rome. Here she delves into the world of the Roman... READ MORE
Christopher  Walker
Emperor of Rome
Beard comes up trumps again. Thumbs up!!
Yet again Professor Beard proves that despite my pet hate of using 'CE' 'BCE' she is the best on the block when it comes to a romp through all things Roman... READ MORE
Sharon Sutton