The Twelve Caesars

The Twelve Caesars

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Roman History
Paperback Published on: 01/03/2013
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Synopsis

One of them was a military genius; one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned. Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide, and five of them were elevated to the status of gods. They have come to be known as the 'twelve Caesars' - Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. Under their rule, Rome was transformed from a republic to an empire, whose model of regal autocracy would survive in the West for more than a thousand years.

In The Twelve Caesars, Matthew Dennison offers a beautifully crafted sequence of imperial portraits, triumphantly evoking the luxury, licence, brutality and sophistication of imperial Rome at its zenith.

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781848876859
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 370g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm

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The Twelve Caesars
The Twelve Caesars by Matthew Dennison
I found this book a great place to start when reading on the topic of Ancient Rome. Mr Dennison describes each of the Emperors in an easy simple manner whi... READ MORE
Lewis  Walne