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Lives Of The Later Caesars

Author : Anthony Birley
ISBN : 9780141935997
Genre : History
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One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus - among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete - albeit unreliable - account of the later Roman Caesars.

Lives Of The Later Caesars

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Lives Of The Later Caesars

Author : Anthony Richard Birley
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Lives Of The Later Caesars

Author : Scriptores historiae Augustae
ISBN : OCLC:954260392
Genre : Emperors
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The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars

Author : Elisa Rogers
ISBN : HARVARD:HWSL57
Genre : Emperors
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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Author : Brent L. Sterling
ISBN : 9781589017276
Genre : Political Science
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A number of nations, conspicuously Israel and the United States, have been increasingly attracted to the use of strategic barriers to promote national defense. In Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?, defense analyst Brent Sterling examines the historical use of strategic defenses such as walls or fortifications to evaluate their effectiveness and consider their implications for modern security. Sterling studies six famous defenses spanning 2,500 years, representing both democratic and authoritarian regimes: the Long Walls of Athens, Hadrian’s Wall in Roman Britain, the Ming Great Wall of China, Louis XIV’s Pré Carré, France’s Maginot Line, and Israel’s Bar Lev Line. Although many of these barriers were effective in the short term, they also affected the states that created them in terms of cost, strategic outlook, military readiness, and relations with neighbors. Sterling assesses how modern barriers against ground and air threats could influence threat perceptions, alter the military balance, and influence the builder’s subsequent policy choices. Advocates and critics of strategic defenses often bolster their arguments by selectively distorting history. Sterling emphasizes the need for an impartial examination of what past experience can teach us. His study yields nuanced lessons about strategic barriers and international security and yields findings that are relevant for security scholars and compelling to general readers.

Lives Of The Caesars

Author : Suetonius
ISBN : 9780191609107
Genre : History
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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. 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 Live 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Roman Empire

Author : Philip Matyszak
ISBN : 9781780744254
Genre : History
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No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he’s known for, Philip Matyszak traces the history of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Assyrians and the rise of the Roman republic through the ages of expansion, crisis, and eventual split. Breathing life into these extraordinary events, Matyszak explains how the vast empire operated: conquering, occupying, and naturalizing its subject peoples as citizens of Rome. He shows how this great empire developed a method of rule so sophisticated that loyalty to Rome remained strong even after its collapse, creating a legacy in politics, society, economics, and culture that lives on even today.

Lives Of The Caesars

Author : Anthony A. Barrett
ISBN : 9781444302967
Genre : History
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Lives of the Caesars tells the stories of 12 of Rome’smost fascinating and influential rulers, uncovering the uniquefeatures of their reigns which allowed them to earn their places inhistory. A comprehensive and engaging account of the lives of theCaesars, who helped shaped one of the most significant periods inhistory Each chapter entertainingly recounts the life and reign of aRoman emperor Includes notorious leaders such as Nero and Caligula, as wellas less famous ones like Diocletian and Vespasian Includes illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and achart of dynasties

The Lives Of The Caesars

Author : Gaius Suetonius Suetonius
ISBN : 9781458707703
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A gem of the biographical genre, this captivating book contains the life accounts of twelve Roman emperors, including Julius Caesar. Suetonius not only presents the emperors as formidable rulers but also throws light on their personal lives. His talent as a biographer is at its zenith as he takes us back in time with his eloquent narrative and vibrant descriptions. Magnificent!

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