Nero Caesar Augustus: Emperor of Rome

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Routledge, 3 черв. 2014 р. - 272 стор.

Propelled to power by the age of 17 by an ambitious mother, self-indulgent to the point of criminality, inadequate, paranoid and the perpetrator of heinous crimes including matricide and fratricide, and deposed and killed by 31, Nero is one of Rome’s most infamous Emperors.

But has history treated him fairly? Or is the popular view of Nero as a capricious and depraved individual a travesty of the truth and a gross injustice to Rome's fifth emperor?

This new biography will look at Nero’s life with fresh eyes. While showing the man 'warts and all', it also caste a critical eye on the 'libels' which were perpetrated on him, such as claiming he was a madman, many of which were most probably made up to suit the needs of the Flavians, who had overthrown his dynasty.

 

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List of Photographic Plates
Acknowledgements
Chapter Neros Family
Chapter The Path to Power
Chapter The End of the Beginning
Chapter Nero and the Empire
Chapter Rebellion and the Fall of Nero
Epilogue
Glossary of Latin Terms
22
Notes
41
Abbreviations
75
General Index
84

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David Shotter is Professor Emeritus in Roman Imperial History at the University of Lancaster. His many books include Rome and Her Empire (2002), Tiberius Caesar (2nd edition, 2004), and The Fall of the Roman Republic (2nd edition, 2005).

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