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  1. Trajan

    Optimus Princeps

    By Julian Bennett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers?In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the...

    Published December 21st 2000 by Routledge

  2. Year of the Four Emperors

    3rd Edition

    By Kenneth Wellesley

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for...

    Published July 20th 2000 by Routledge

  3. The Age of Justinian

    The Circumstances of Imperial Power

    By J. A. S. Evans

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    The Age of Justinian examines the reign of the great emperor Justinian (527-565) and his wife Theodora, who advanced from the theatre to the throne. The origins of the irrevocable split between East and West, between the Byzantine and the Persian Empire are chronicled, which continue up to the...

    Published June 29th 2000 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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