The Resource Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss

Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss

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Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Title
Ten Caesars
Title remainder
Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Statement of responsibility
Barry Strauss
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Best-selling historian and classicist Barry Strauss tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of its most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine"--
  • "Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten men who ruled Rome, from Augustus, the founder, to Constantine, who refounded the empire as Christian and established a new capital at Constantinople, three and a half centuries later. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. The empire reached from modern-day Britain to Iraq, and over time emperors came not from the old Roman families of the first century but from men born in the provinces, some of whom had never even seen Rome. By 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. But in one way it remained faithful to his vision: it survived, no matter the cost. In the imperial era Roman women--mothers, wives, mistresses--had substantial authority and influence over the emperors, and Strauss profiles the most important among them, from Livia, Augustus's wife, to Helena, Constantine's mother. But even women in the imperial family often found themselves forced by their emperors to marry or divorce for purely political reasons, and at times they faced exile or even murder. Rome laid the foundations of the West, and its legacy still shapes us 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 made it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. In time they learned to maintain the family business--the government of an empire--by adapting when necessary and always persevering. [This book] is essential history as well as fascinating biography."--Dust jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Strauss, Barry S
Dewey number
937/.060922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG274
LC item number
.S77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Emperors
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-387) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: night on the Palatine -- Augustus, the founder -- Tiberius, the tyrant -- Nero, the entertainer -- Vespasian, the commoner -- Trajan, the best prince -- Hadrian, the Greek -- Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher -- Septimius Severus, the African -- Diocletian, the great divider -- Constantine, the Christian
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 410 pages
Isbn
9781451668834
Lccn
2018036261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048057943
  • 918302
  • (OCoLC)on1048057943
  • 918302
Label
Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: night on the Palatine -- Augustus, the founder -- Tiberius, the tyrant -- Nero, the entertainer -- Vespasian, the commoner -- Trajan, the best prince -- Hadrian, the Greek -- Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher -- Septimius Severus, the African -- Diocletian, the great divider -- Constantine, the Christian
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 410 pages
Isbn
9781451668834
Lccn
2018036261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1048057943
  • 918302
  • (OCoLC)on1048057943
  • 918302

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