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Lives of the Later Caesars : The First Part of the Augustan History, with Lives of Nerva and Trajan - Anthony Birley

Lives of the Later Caesars

The First Part of the Augustan History, with Lives of Nerva and Trajan

Paperback Published: 1st June 1976
ISBN: 9780140443080
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus - among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete - albeit unreliable - account of the later Roman Caesars. 

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ISBN: 9780140443080
ISBN-10: 0140443088
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1