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TitleTen Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine / Barry Strauss.
AuthorStrauss, Barry S., author http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85300303 http://viaf.org/viaf/9925507
Call No937.06 S
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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International Standard Book Number 145166883X : $28.00
International Standard Book Number 9781451668834 (hardback) : $28.00
International Standard Book Number 9781451668858
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 937/.060922 23
Personal Name Strauss, Barry S., author http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85300303 http://viaf.org/viaf/9925507
Title Statement Ten Caesars : Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine / Barry Strauss.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Physical Description xi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-387) and index.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Emperors Rome Biography. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008103002
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Ancient / Rome. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Europe / Western. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Rome History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85115128
Donor Information From Rose M. Salter & Mary Jo Schneider, Bruno Carnovale.

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