The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of...

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Author  Roger Michael Kean
Publisher  Thalamus Publishing
Publication Date   October 20, 2005
ISBN  1902886054
Pages  320

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Originally published in a single-edition hardback in 2005, few books before have explored the exploits, achievements, and notorious antics of ancient Rome's imperial dynasties in such readable detail. This title sets out to describe in a highly readable narrative text the lives of every man (and a few women) who aspired to the purple, from Augustus in 27 BC to Justinian I, who died in AD 565—arguably the end of Rome’s classical period. Many are familiar with the descendants of Julius Caesar—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero—but how many readers know about Maximus Thrax, Claudius II Gothicus, or the Gallic Empire of Postumus? Almost 120 emperors, usurpers, pretenders, and barbarian rulers of the period are brought vividly to life, illustrated by a mixture of drawings of their busts and coinage, and complemented by specially commissioned maps that clearly outline imperial ambitions and failures. The Complete Chronicle Of The Emperors Of Rome provides a history of political, social, military, and economic strategies of the western world’s most powerful and influential empire, and is an essential companion to anyone interested in, or studying, the ancient Romans. “If you want a slightly different and more visual take on a fascinating subject, this book is a must!” “When I found this book in my library, I checked in out and kept checking it out. After a while, I decided to just buy it…wonderful pictures of every emperor, from statues, coins, paintings… the coins are used so often that I’d recommend anyone with an interest in Roman coins to just look at the pictures.” “Flawless and a treat for anyone who loves Roman history.” “Aficionados of the trials, tribulations, big personalities and exploits of ancient Rome will look hard to find a more definitive but accessible reference guide to this compelling time in global history.” —

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