The Roman Emperors A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome BC One of the greatest multiracial states the world has ever known the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Euphrates Vast powerful Imperial Rome instituted many c

  • Title: The Roman Emperors: A Biographical Guide to the Rulers of Imperial Rome, 31 BC-476
  • Author: Michael Grant
  • ISBN: 9780760700914
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the greatest multiracial states the world has ever known, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Euphrates Vast powerful, Imperial Rome instituted many conventions that distinguish life today reason enough for us to wonder about the men who ruled in her name Some early writers painted vivid portraits that, withOne of the greatest multiracial states the world has ever known, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Euphrates Vast powerful, Imperial Rome instituted many conventions that distinguish life today reason enough for us to wonder about the men who ruled in her name Some early writers painted vivid portraits that, with their sensational details, often overshadowed the events of the time In this book, classical historian Michael Grant uses these writings, augmenting them with evidence from archeology, inscriptions, coins medallions to reconstruct the lives of 92 Roman emperors Here are Augustus Claudius, Gaius Nero, Aurelian Constantine, as colorful diverse a group of men as any in history, alive again in a magnificent collection of biographical cameos as remarkable for their readability as for their depth.AcknowledgmentsList of IllustrationsList of Maps, Plans Genealogical TablesForewordThe Julio Claudian dynastyThe year of the four emperors the Flavian dynastyThe adoptive Antonine emperorsThe house of SeverusThe age of crisisMilitary recoveryThe tetrarchy the house of ConstantineThe house of ValentinianThe survival of the East fall of the WestKey to Latin TermsIndex of Latin Greek AuthorsIndex to Maps Plans

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    1. 1st Recorded Reading: October, 2005According to my records, I read this book back in 2005; but I decided to read it again, not least because I had bought a new used copy. It is a good book, going through all the Emperors chronologically (all 92 of them), and is a very good resource volume. It is a book that I very much enjoyed reading; not least because it helps to remember the past to help understand the present and to plan for the future.The Roman Empire has a definite beginning, with the acce [...]

    2. A superb reference work but perhaps I am being too harsh when I ask for more. I kept wondering how the empire kept going on despite such chaos in the empire's leadership. Most of these emperor's were killed, which makes Romulus Augustulus interesting: it seems he was not murdered.

    3. Like the Oxford Dictionary of Popes, Grant packs a lot of information into necessarily brief essays on every Roman emperor from Augustus Caesar to Romulus Augustus but if you need to know about Pertinax's senatorial career or the first Gordian's family background, this is the reference for you.

    4. All though a little dry, there was a lot of great information in this book. It covers all of the Roman Emperors from Augustus to the fall of the Western Empire. Grant evens includes tidbits on upstarts who managed to actually get power for a small time. It seems well researched and I really learned a lot. I would have liked a complete biography through the end of the Byzantine Empire, but it was still a worth the time I took to read it.

    5. A bit hard to keep track of the names in later years, but a good read. Interesting that Romulus Augustulus wasn't the last Emperor.

    6. It's good as a reference, but not to read straight-through. Plus, I could have done without the author referring to homosexual emperors as "sexual inverts."

    7. Lots of information, but as difficult to read as you'd imagine if you wanted to give the biography of every single Roman emperor that ever lived.

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