Roman Emperors (Hardback)
A Guide to the Men Who Ruled the Empire
Roman Emperors is a concise chronological guide to the emperors who ruled the Roman Empire. It covers the period from the establishment of the Empire by Augustus in 27 BCE to the abdication of Romulus Augustus in 476 CE, an event that marks the official end of the existence of the Roman Empire as a political entity in Western Europe. After a useful introduction to the late Republic and its transformation into the Empire, each of the eighty-five emperors customarily recognized as legitimate are presented in the order in which they reigned. This includes both Eastern and Western emperors for those periods where the empire was divided, and each one is illustrated. A useful glossary of technical terms is also provided.
As featured inVaeVictis Magazine, May 2023
"This is a concise, fascinating and very informative addition to the bibliography of the Roman Empire. The reader is given an introductory description of Rome before empire and an overview of the dynasties before and during empire. I found this work an easy but rewarding read and it certainly added to my knowledge of the empire. I feel this book is a worthy addition to the shelves of both those with a general and a deeper interest in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Highly Recommended."Martin Willoughby, The Wessex Branch of the Western Front Association
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A fascinating and compelling account of a rich period of history.NetGalley, Tom Muir
I would recommend it if you are interested in Roman history.NetGalley, Anna Maria Giacomasso
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Lional Jones
A very interesting book which is well researched and detailed covering all the Roman emperors. Many unknown facts about their lives are brought to your attention I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book to anyone who likes Roman history particularly dealing with the emperors. A good read.
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Patrick Carmen
This is an extremely interesting look at the Emperors of Rome. Very complete and covering the most important details of each. I thought of our present governments as I read this. Romes leaders were at first united in the empires well being and its citizens had its respect. As the years went by ruling classes who only looked after their enrichment seemed to become more and more prevalent. Behind this the military was always lurking and making sure the rulers didnt forget who they were supposed to represent. The many ruling families were always looking for more power and the empire became more of a struggling mix of people trying to keep new people from coming in. My favorite part of this book beside the truthful history was the coins that were pictured showing each ruler. The author provides very interesting facts along with the history. I really liked this book. Others interested in Rome or government will find this book revealing and thought provoking.
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Rebecca B
I loved this book. It offers a great intro guide to the Roman emperors - all of them not just the first few. It has a fun easy style that is very readable.
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, Kara Race-Moore
A handy reference guide to ALL the Roman emperors, from beginning to end.
Each emperor gets about a page, summing up his reign. For some this is massively condensing hundreds of pages worth of material - but for some of the more obscure others its impressive Bartolini was able to fill an entire page worth of info.
Its academic but not too dry, and a quick way to get a high-level overview of the emperors of Rome.
The Roman Imperial Succession (Hardback)
John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus’ system was a mixture of heredity, senatorial and military influences, and these were generally antagonistic. Consequently the Empire went through a series of crises, in which the succession to a previous, usually dead, emperor was the main issue. The infamous ‘Year of the Four Emperors’, AD 69, is only the most famous of these crises, which often involved bouts of bloody and destructive civil war, assassinations…By John D Grainger
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