Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
ISBN: 1451668848
EAN13: 9781451668841
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 3, 2020
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.259843" H x 8.976378" L x 5.984252" W
Weight: 0.9016907 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire.much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones (The Wall Street Journal)--a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.

In this essential and enlightening (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople.

During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome's legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to Read More chevron_right

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