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
Title variation
10 Caesars
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. Barry Strauss's Ten Caesars is the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. The empire reached from modern-day Britain to Iraq, and gradually emperors came not from the old families of the first century but from men born in the provinces, some of whom had never even seen Rome. By the fourth century, 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. In the imperial era Roman women--mothers, wives, mistresses--had substantial influence over the emperors, and Strauss also profiles the most important among them, from Livia, Augustus's wife, to Helena, Constantine's mother. But even women in the imperial family faced limits and the emperors often forced them to marry or divorce for purely political reasons. Rome's legacy remains 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 shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business--the government of an empire--by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is essential history as well as fascinating biography"--
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Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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10760108
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DLC
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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
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True
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  • Emperors
  • Rome
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Emperors
  • Rome (Empire)
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Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Label
Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-387) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1048057943
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
Label
Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-387) 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
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
Control code
on1048057943
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

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