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Author  David Shotter
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   April 21, 2005
ISBN  0415319420
Pages  128

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The reign of Nero is often judged to be the embodiment of the extravagance and the corruption that have, for many, come to symbolise ancient Rome. David Shotter provides a reassessment of this view in this accessible introduction to Nero, emperor of Rome from 54 to 68 AD. All the major issues are discussed including:

• Nero’s early life and accession to power
• Nero’s perception of himself
• Nero’s domestic and international policies
• the reasons for Nero’s fall from power and its aftermath.

This new edition has been revised throughout to take account of recent research in the field.

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