Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine


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  • 432 pages
  • Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
  • Barry Strauss
  • English
  • 20 July 2019

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine An exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire Much of TEN CAESARS reads like a script for Game of Thrones This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street JournalTo coverodd years in a similar number of pages means going at quite a lick The strength of this approach is that it offers perspective All too often books on Rome, like literary grand tourists, revisit the familiar sites, lingering over the naughty Neros, the effective armies and the efficient bureaucracy But, as Strauss shows, Rome was farcomplex and farinteresting than that Enlightening Catherine Nixey, The New York Times Book ReviewNo one knows the secrets, the curses, the power and the glory of the Imperial families of Rome better than Barry Strauss His Ten Caesars is captivatingessential reading for Romanophiles and for everyone who seeks to understand the most formidable personalities of the Roman Empire Adrienne Mayor, author of The s and The Poison KingIn a single volume, Barry Strauss delivers the near impossible a straightforward, factual, insightful survey of the vast and turbulent history of Romes emperors from Augustus to Constantine Any reader, from novice to expert, will arrive at the final page with a clearer understanding of the men and sometimes women who oversaw the shifting fortunes of Rome for over three hundred years Steven Saylor, author of The Throne of Caesar and the New York Times bestseller Roma The Novel of Ancient RomeExcellent and eminently readable New CriterionInformative and engaging, erudite and captivating Though focused on individual Caesars, Strauss artfully frames each Caeser within his respective social, political, familial, and religious world, permitting him to narrate a story with a panoply of three dimensional characters and events Ancient History Encyclopedia ancient Strauss has mastered a vivid narrative line, a practiced skill at demystifying the past Readers will learn a lot from his book and the fables will make the lessons a bit sweeter along the way Steve Donoghue, Christian Science MonitorLively biographies of thebest known emperors of Rome Kirkus ReviewsExplores the reigns of Romes ten most influential emperors The women surrounding these emperors are also given their share of the credit and vividly portrayed This captivating narrative breathes new life into a host of transformative figures Publishers WeeklyBarry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, and The Spartacus WarAn exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire Much of TEN CAESARS reads like a script for Game of Thrones This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street JournalTo coverodd years in a similar number of pages means going at quite a lick The strength of this approach is that it offers perspective All too often books on Rome, like literary grand tourists, revisit the familiar sites, lingering over the naughty Neros, the effective armies and the efficient bureaucracy But, as Strauss shows, Rome was farcomplex and farinteresting than that Enlightening Catherine Nixey, The New York Times Book ReviewNo one knows the secrets, the curses, the power and the glory of the Imperial families of Rome better than Barry Strauss His Ten Caesars is captivatingessential reading for Romanophiles and for everyone who seeks to understand the most formidable personalities of the Roman Empire Adrienne Mayor, author of The s and The Poison KingIn a single volume, Barry Strauss delivers the near impossible a straightforward, factual, insightful survey of the vast and turbulent history of Romes emperors from Augustus to Constantine Any reader, from novice to expert, will arrive at the final page with a clearer understanding of the men and sometimes women who oversaw the shifting fortunes of Rome for over three hundred years Steven Saylor, author of The Throne of Caesar and the New York Times bestseller Roma The Novel of Ancient RomeExcellent and eminently readable New CriterionInformative and engaging, erudite and captivating Though focused on individual Caesars, Strauss artfully frames each Caeser within his respective social, political, familial, and religious world, permitting him to narrate a story with a panoply of three dimensional characters and events Ancient History Encyclopedia ancient Strauss has mastered a vivid narrative line, a practiced skill at demystifying the past Readers will learn a lot from his book and the fables will make the lessons a bit sweeter along the way Steve Donoghue, Christian Science MonitorLively biographies of thebest known emperors of Rome Kirkus ReviewsExplores the reigns of Romes ten most influential emperors The women surrounding these emperors are also given their share of the credit and vividly portrayed This captivating narrative breathes new life into a host of transformative figures Publishers WeeklyBarry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, and The Spartacus War


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