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  1. Hadrian

    The Restless Emperor

    By Anthony R Birley, Anthony R. Birley

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Hadrian's reign (AD 117-138) was a watershed in the history of the Roman Empire. Hadrian abandoned his predecessor Trajan's eastern conquests - Mesopotamia and Armenia - trimmed down the lands beyond the lower Danube, and constructed new demarcation lines in Germany, North Africa, and most famously...

    Published February 24th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Tiberius the Politician

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara Levick

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Tiberius has always been one of the most enigmatic of the Roman emperors. At the same time, his career is uniquely important for the understanding of the Empire's development on the foundations laid by Augustus.Barbara Levick offers a comprehensive and engaging portrait of the life and times of...

    Published August 26th 1999 by Routledge

  3. Agrippina

    Mother of Nero

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Agrippina the Younger attained a level of power in first-century Rome unprecedented for a woman. In this first biography of Agrippina in English, Anthony A. Barrett draws on the latest archaeological, numismatic, and historical evidence to create a startling new picture of this influential and...

    Published August 26th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Septimius Severus

    The African Emperor, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony R Birley

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    In this, the only biography of Septimius Severus in English, Anthony R. Birley explors how 'Roman' or otherwise this man was and examines his remarkable background and career.Severus was descended from Phoenician settlers in Tripolitania, and his reign, AD 193-211, represents a key point in Roman...

    Published March 11th 1999 by Routledge

  5. Theodosius

    The Empire at Bay

    By Gerard Friell, Stephen Williams

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Emperor Theodosius (379-95) was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this imperial biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and...

    Published May 28th 1998 by Routledge

  6. Domitian

    Tragic Tyrant

    By Pat Southern

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    This is the first ever study to assess Emperor Domitian from a psychological point of view and covers his entire career from the early years and the civil war AD through the imperial rule to the dark years and the psychology of suspicion. Pat Southern strips away hyperbole and sensationalism from...

    Published April 24th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Diocletian and the Roman Recovery

    By Stephen Williams

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 10th 1996 by Routledge

  8. Caligula

    The Corruption of Power

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Of all Roman emperors none, with the possible exception of Nero, surpasses Caligula's reputation for infamy. But was Caligula really the mad despot and depraved monster of popular legend or the victim of hostile ancient historians?In this study of Caligula's life, reign and violent death, Anthony A...

    Published May 5th 1993 by Routledge

  9. Claudius

    By Barbara Levick

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to...

    Published May 5th 1993 by Routledge

  10. Marcus Aurelius

    A Biography, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony R Birley

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 161 and 180, is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Even his face became more than usually familiar: the imperial coinage displayed his portrait for over 40 years, from the clean-shaven young heir of...

    Published May 5th 1993 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Caligula: The Abuse of Power, 2nd Edition
    By Anthony A. Barrett
    To Be Published March 10th 2015
  2. Claudius, 2nd Edition
    By Barbara Levick
    To Be Published May 18th 2015
  3. Vespasian, 2nd Edition
    By Barbara Levick
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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