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Julio-Claudian Emperors : Classical World - Thomas Wiedemann

Julio-Claudian Emperors

Classical World

Paperback Published: 1st April 2013
ISBN: 9781853991172
Number Of Pages: 112

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'The dark, unrelenting Tiberius, the furious Caligula, the feeble Claudius, the profligate and cruel Nero..are condemned to everlasting Infamy' wrote Gibbon. This 'infamy' has inspired the work of historians and novelists from Roman times to the present.

This book summarises political events during the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero, and the civil wars of the 'year of four emperors'. It considers too the extent to which social factors influenced the imperial household.

Assuming no knowledge of Latin and drawing on material including inscriptions and coins, literary history and the latest historical interpretations, the author presents a coherent account of the often apparently erratic actions of these emperors.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Stemmatap. ix
Mapp. xii
Sources and Subject-matter
Politics under the Principatep. 3
Tacitusp. 9
Other Literary and Archaeological Sourcesp. 12 Tiberius
The Accessionp. 19
Germanicus and Drususp. 23
Sejanus and the Power-Vacuump. 28
The Aftermath of Sejanus: a Reign of Terror?p. 32 Caligula,
A New Gaius Julius Caesarp. 37
The Fall of Caligulap. 43
A Weak Emperorp. 46
Claudius and Agrippinap. 51
Nero's 'Five Good Years'p. 54
The Fire and its Aftermathp. 58 The Civil
Power Passes to Sulpicius Galbap. 65
Galba's Failure and the Reign of Othop. 69
A Military Coup: Vitelliusp. 73
Vitellius Defeatedp. 76
Legitimacy Restored: Vespasian in Controlp. 80
Suggestions for Further Studyp. 84
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 86
List of Latin Termsp. 92
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ISBN: 9781853991172
ISBN-10: 1853991171
Series: Classical World
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1