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Author Strauss, Barry S, author.

Title Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine / Barry Strauss.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
©2019
2 holds on first copy returned of 3 copies

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  937.0609 STR    On Holdshelf
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  937.06 STR    On Holdshelf
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  937.06 STR    DUE 05-07-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Linda Vista Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xi, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Summary "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."--Dust jacket.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-387) and index.
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.
Subject Emperors -- Rome -- Biography.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title 10 Caesars
ISBN 9781451668834 (hardcover)
145166883X (hardcover)

 
    
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