Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

Offers profiles of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, and looks at the most important events during this period in Roman history.

Author: Chris Scarre

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ISBN: 0500289891

Category: History

Page: 240

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Offers profiles of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, and looks at the most important events during this period in Roman history.
Categories: History

The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome

The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome

"The Complete Chronicle Of The Emperors Of Rome" provides a history of political, social, military and economic strategies of the world's most powerful and influential empire, and is an essential companion to anyone interested in, or ...

Author: Roger Kean

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481137980

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Page: 320

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Few books before have explored the exploits, achievements, and notorious antics of ancient Rome's imperial dynasties in such readable detail. This title sets out to describe the lives of every man (and a few women) who aspired to the purple, from Augustus in 27 BC to Justinian I, who died in AD 565-arguably the end of Rome's classical period. Many are familiar with the descendants of Julius Caesar-Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero-but how many readers know about Maximinus Thrax, Claudius II Gothicus, or the Gallic Empire of Postumus? Almost 120 emperors, usurpers, pretenders and barbarian rulers of the period are brought vividly to life, illustrated by a mixture of drawings of their busts and coinage, and complemented by specially commissioned maps that clearly outline imperial ambitions and failures. "The Complete Chronicle Of The Emperors Of Rome" provides a history of political, social, military and economic strategies of the world's most powerful and influential empire, and is an essential companion to anyone interested in, or studying, the ancient Romans."The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome" is a unique book. Not only does its scope detail the lives all the Roman emperors until the end of the classical age in the mid-sixth century AD in a highly readable narrative text, but it also provides at least one portrait-coin or bust-of every single one.Usurpers of the throne and would-be aspirants to the purple get a look in too-in words and pictures, as well as many of the major figures' families.In all, there are 390 illustrations and over 70 color maps charting the changing fortunes of the empire's frontiers, military campaigns and social situations. Complemented by nine family trees, a major glossary, Latin/English place names and a table of rulers, popes and patriarchs, "The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome" is destined to be a standard reference to the subject as well as a joyride of a read.
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The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome

The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome

Well-detailed, chronological outline of Roman emperors, including color maps and historical contexts.

Author: Roger Michael Kean

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126850465

Category: Emperors

Page: 320

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Well-detailed, chronological outline of Roman emperors, including color maps and historical contexts.
Categories: Emperors

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

"A commendable addition to a series intended to make history accessible to general readers."-Choice

Author: Philip Matyszak

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ISBN: 0500287635

Category: History

Page: 240

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New in paperback, here is a highly readable account of 56 of the extraordinary characters whose lives were the defining threads in the great adventure and final tragedy that was the Roman Republic. In this history we see the best and worst of the Roman élite superstitious, brutal and utterly uncompromising, but often men of great honour and principle. This highly readable and authoritative account is ideal for home or school reference, and as a companion to the bestselling Chronicle of the Roman Emperors.
Categories: History

Roman Emperors in Context

Roman Emperors in Context

This book is essential reading for scholars and students of Roman and Byzantine history, as well as those interested in political and legal history. (CS2000)

Author: Brian Croke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388305

Category: History

Page: 322

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Roman Emperors in Context: Theodosius to Justinian brings together ten articles by renowned historian Brian Croke. Written separately and over a period of fifteen years, the revised and updated chapters in this volume provide a coherent and substantial story of the change and development in imperial government at the eastern capital of Constantinople between the reigns of Theodosius I (379-95) and Justinian (527-65). Bookended by chapters on the city itself, this book is based on a conviction that the legal and administrative decisions of emperors have an impact on the whole of the political realm. The fifth century, which forms the core of this book, is shown to be essentially Roman in that the significance of aristocracy and dynasty still formed the basic framework for political advancement and the conduct/conflict of political power around a Roman imperial court from one generation to the next. Also highlighted is how power at court was mediated through military generals, including major regional commanders in the Balkans and the East, bishops and bureaucrats. Finally, the book demonstrates how the prolonged absence of male heirs during this period allowed the sisters, daughters, mothers and wives of Roman emperors to become more important and more central to imperial government. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of Roman and Byzantine history, as well as those interested in political and legal history. (CS2000)
Categories: History

Hadrian

Hadrian

In Hadrian, Anthony R. Birley brilliantly uses new evidence to chronicle the fascinating life of a man who, while broken and hated at his death, nevertheless left an indelible stamp on the Roman Empire.

Author: Anthony Birley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415165440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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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 Hadrian's Wall in Britain, to delimit the empire. The emperor Hadrian, a strange and baffling figure to his contemporaries, had a many-sided personality. Insatiably ambitious, and a passionate Philhellene, he promoted the 'Greek Renaissance' extravagantly. But his attempt to Hellenize the Jews, including the outlawing of circumcision, had disastrous consequences, and his 'Greek' love of the beautiful Bithynian boy Antinous ended in tragedy. No comprehensive account of Hadrian's life and reign has been attempted for over seventy years. In Hadrian: The Restless Emperor, Anthony Birley brings together the new evidence from inscriptions and papyri, and up-to-date and in-depth examination of the work of other scholars on aspects of Hadrian's reign and policies such as the Jewish war, the coinage, Hadrian's building programme in Rome, Athens and Tivoli, and his relationship with his favourite, Antinous, to provide a thorough and fascinating account of the private and public life of a man who, though hated when he died, left an indelible mark on the Roman Empire.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Patricians

The Patricians

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Author: Kathryn Hinds

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761416544

Category: Patricians (Rome)

Page: 72

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Describes the responsibilities and life of the men, women, and children of the Roman upper class, concentrating on the emperor and his circle.
Categories: Patricians (Rome)

The Monetary System of the Romans

The Monetary System of the Romans

A description of the Roman coinage from early times to the reform of ... [47] “The Roman Emperors”, 1985, Grant [48] “Chronicle of the Roman Emperors”, ...

Author: Ian J. Sellars

Publisher: Ian J. Sellars

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 820

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"The Monetary System of the Romans" provides a comprehensive and visual portrayal of the evolution of the Roman monetary system from its inception in the late fifth century BC to the bronze reform of Anastasius in 498AD. It chronologically traces the key developments in the coinage of the Roman world, covering topics such as denominations, metrology, alloys, mints, monetary edicts and more. For every issuing authority, whether it be the Senate, imperator, usurper or emperor, exemplary specimens of each denomination are discussed and clearly illustrated. With 820 pages and over 2000 full colour high resolution photographs from the world's most esteemed auction houses, this novel format provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of Roman numismatics and will be useful to both students of history and collectors alike.
Categories: Art

The British Chronicles

The British Chronicles

Constantine's father, Maximus, was a Roman Emperor descended from a major descent-line of the Roman imperial house, said in a manuscript to have been ...

Author: David Hughes

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 9780788444906

Category: Great Britain

Page: 662

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Categories: Great Britain

Transformations of Romanness

Transformations of Romanness

Even when Rome's history might not remain a fundamental reference point, ... Information on Roman Emperors is contained throughout the Chronicle to 846, ...

Author: Walter Pohl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110598384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 597

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Roman identity is one of the most interesting cases of social identity because in the course of time, it could mean so many different things: for instance, Greek-speaking subjects of the Byzantine empire, inhabitants of the city of Rome, autonomous civic or regional groups, Latin speakers under ‘barbarian’ rule in the West or, increasingly, representatives of the Church of Rome. Eventually, the Christian dimension of Roman identity gained ground. The shifting concepts of Romanness represent a methodological challenge for studies of ethnicity because, depending on its uses, Roman identity may be regarded as ‘ethnic’ in a broad sense, but under most criteria, it is not. Romanness is indeed a test case how an established and prestigious social identity can acquire many different shades of meaning, which we would class as civic, political, imperial, ethnic, cultural, legal, religious, regional or as status groups. This book offers comprehensive overviews of the meaning of Romanness in most (former) Roman provinces, complemented by a number of comparative and thematic studies. A similarly wide-ranging overview has not been available so far.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Year of the Four Emperors

The Year of the Four Emperors

Although Nero responded to the disaster responsibly, by providing what assistance he could to those affected, rumors nonetheless circulated that he had been responsible for the fire, or at the very least had stood by and allowed it to ...

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979635595

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Page: 82

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*Includes pictures *Highlights the reigns of each emperor and how Nero's reign set the chain of events in motion *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents The 12 months known in history as the Year of the Four Emperors was a pivotal chapter in the long epoch of the Roman Empire. It marked the tumultuous end of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and the advent of a year of civil war, renewal and realignment, the result of which was the establishment of a new era and the founding of a new (and arguably more rational and responsible) imperial dynasty. The controversial year began with the decline of the Julio-Claudian dynasty under the rule of Emperor Nero. Nero was the last ruler of a dynasty founded by Julius Caesar, who was perhaps the most famous Roman emperor that never was. The Julio-Claudian succession included such names as Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and of course Nero, names that resonate with great power throughout the chronicles of Roman history, in many cases thanks to the violence, madness, misrule and decadence that seemed to take root at the center of imperial Rome at the dawn of the common era. In 54 CE, at the age of 16, Nero ascended to the imperial throne, and for the most part his arrival was well received. Among his early achievements was the granting of certain basic rights to slaves, the strengthening of the senate, a reduction in taxes and the general encouragement of modesty and restraint. He was initially attentive to the military, the central pillar of imperial power, and indeed, it was during his reign that the British resistance was broken in the aftermath of the rebellion of the Iceni Queen Boadicea, which in 61 CE resulted in a signature Roman victory. However, with the passage of time, the darker side of Nero's nature gradually began to manifest, and his cruelty and instability began to erode his early popularity. On July 18, 64 CE, Rome burned, with 3 of its 14 precincts destroyed and 7 others critically damaged. Although Nero responded to the disaster responsibly, by providing what assistance he could to those affected, rumors nonetheless circulated that he had been responsible for the fire, or at the very least had stood by and allowed it to consume those parts of Rome that he desired for the grandiose public works and building projects with which he was credited. In response to this, he blamed Christians for the fire, beginning the signature persecution of Roman Christians that has been so widely recorded in Roman history. Nero was eventually declared a public enemy, and finding himself without support, he committed suicide on June 9, 68 CE, the first Roman emperor to do so. Having left no heir, Nero's death plunged the empire into confusion and chaos, bringing to an end the Julio-Claudian lineage while at the same time offering no clear rule of succession. This presented the opportunity for influential individuals in the empire, and in particular provincial governors who also commanded large military garrisons, to express and further their own ambitions to power. The result was a period of instability and civil war as several pretenders to the throne, among them the emperors Galba, Otho and Vitellius, gained and lost power, until finally the emperor Vespasian seized and retained the imperial principate. Vespasian imposed order and discipline on a chaotic empire and founded the Flavian Dynasty, which survived until CE 96, encompassing the reigns of Vespasian himself (69-79), and his two sons Titus (79-81) and Domitian (81-96). The Year of the Four Emperors: The History of the Civil War to Succeed Nero as Emperor of Rome chronicles one of the most important years in the history of the Roman Empire. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Year of the Four Emperors like never before.
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A New History of the Roman Emperors

A New History of the Roman Emperors

This new history of the Roman Emperors is a record of the political, social, military and economic strategies of the civilised world's most powerful and influential empire.

Author: Roger Michael Kean

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ISBN: 1921526084

Category: Emperors

Page: 192

View: 765

Few books before have explored the exploits, achievements and notorious antics of ancient Rome's imperial dynasties in such readable detail. This engaging chronicle describes the lives of every man (and quite a few women) who aspired to the purple, from Augustus in 30 BC to the misnamed Romulus Augustulus, an emperor forced into retirement in his early adolescence by a barbarian chief in AD 476. Many may be familiar with the descendants of Julius Caesar, from Augustus to Nero, but how many readers know about Maximus Thrax, Claudius II or the Gallic break-away empire of Postumus? All the emperors and major usurpers, well over 100 in all, come to life in this vivid narrative history, which is complemented by 280 drawings of their busts and coins, and over 70 maps and photographs. This new history of the Roman Emperors is a record of the political, social, military and economic strategies of the civilised world's most powerful and influential empire. It is a unique and essential companion to anyone interested in, or studying, the ancient Romans.
Categories: Emperors

The Chronicle of John Malalas

The Chronicle of John Malalas

From Augustus (Book 9) onwards he structures the chronicle around the reigns of individual Roman emperors, devoting a single book to each of the emperors ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004344600

Category: History

Page: 418

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Categories: History

Universal Chronicles in the High Middle Ages

Universal Chronicles in the High Middle Ages

... the text was thought to offer a history of the German Emperors (as opposed to the Roman Emperors who preceded it). This idea of separating the chronicle ...

Author: Michele Campopiano

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781903153734

Category: History

Page: 315

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New perspectives on and interpretations of the popular medieval genre of the universal chronicle.
Categories: History

The Numismatic Chronicle

The Numismatic Chronicle

There is a difference between them , however ; for the Romans have no decorations ... This is a short account of eight coins of late Roman emperors , from ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924106733110

Category: Numismatics

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"The rules of the Numismatic Society of London" bound with New Ser., v. 1.
Categories: Numismatics

Chronicles of Old Rome

Chronicles of Old Rome

Here you will encounter ruins of the homes of the Roman emperors. 7KH ÀUVW UXLQV \RX SDVV WKURXJK DUH SDUW RI WKH Aqua Claudia. Flavian Emperor Domitian ...

Author: Tamara Thiessen

Publisher: Museyon

ISBN: 9781938450105

Category: History

Page: 272

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Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Italy's historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps. From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC, to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history happened in this richly illustrated guide. Along with infamous power games between heroes and villains, you will find Rome's smart and powerful women, such as Agrippina, St. Agnes, Margherita, Artemisia, and more. Then relax like Goethe and Keats at the Café Greco, Rome's chicest coffee bar since 1760, or visit the Palazzo Colonna, the site of Audrey Hepburn's Roman Holiday.
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The Medieval Chronicle 13

The Medieval Chronicle 13

Noah's mythical death in Rome is another mechanism to stress the imperial ... Franceand Germany, theywerethe forefathers not only of the Roman Emperors but ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004428560

Category: History

Page: 328

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Alongside annals, chronicles were the main genre of historical writing in the Middle Ages. Their significance as sources for the study of medieval history and culture is today widely recognised not only by historians, but also by students of medieval literature and linguistics and by art historians. The series The Medieval Chronicle aims to provide a representative survey of the on-going research in the field of chronicle studies, illustrated by examples from specific chronicles from a wide variety of countries, periods and cultural backgrounds.
Categories: History

The Chronicles of Rome

The Chronicles of Rome

First full English edition of the only surviving Middle English texts devoted to the lives of the popes and emperors of Rome.

Author: Martin de Troppau

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 0851155979

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Page: 320

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The two Middle English chronicles presented here record the lives of the popes and emperors of Rome; they are the only surviving Middle English texts devoted principally to such material. The first is the fourteenth-century Chronicle of Popes and Emperors, a translation and abbreviation of Martinus Polonus's thirteenth-century Chronicon Pontificum et Imperatorum; it served as a reference book for clerics and religious institutions, providing some 300 biographies. The second is the Lollard Chronicle, a selection of popes' and emperors' biographies aiming to discredit the papacy and justify the sovereignty of secular authorities in accordance with Wycliffite doctrines; it provides vital evidence for a Lollard reading of history. This volume is the first in a series which aims to publish previously unedited Middle English chronicles of historical or literary importance. Professor DAN EMBREE teaches at Mississippi State University.
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The Gentleman s Magazine and Historical Chronicle

The Gentleman s Magazine and Historical Chronicle

Julian “ of Libanius , " from the Latin of “ Casar 10 tbe Emperor Conftantius . ... and is therefore explanatory of the Roman Emperors in the Senate ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076879822

Category: English periodicals

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Categories: English periodicals