The Roman Emperors review ô 109

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The Roman Emperors review ô 109 ✓ One of the greatest multiracial states the world has ever known the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Euphrates Vast powerful Imperial Rome instituted many conventions that distinguish life today reason enough for us to wonder about the men who ruled in her name Some early He time In this book classical historian Michael Grant uses these writings augmenting them with evidence from archeology inscriptions coins medallions to reconstruct the lives of 92 Roman emperors Here are Augustus Claudius Gaius Nero Aurelian Constantine as colorful diverse a group of men as any in history alive again in a magnificent collection of biographical cameos as remarkable for their readability as for th. A superb reference work but perhaps I am being too harsh when I ask for I kept wondering how the empire kept going on despite such chaos in the empire's leadership Most of these emperor's were killed which makes Romulus Augustulus interesting it seems he was not murdered

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Eir depthAcknowledgmentsList of IllustrationsList of Maps Plans Genealogical TablesForewordThe Julio Claudian dynastyThe year of the four emperors; the Flavian dynastyThe adoptive Antonine emperorsThe house of SeverusThe age of crisisMilitary recoveryThe tetrarchy the house of ConstantineThe house of ValentinianThe survival of the East fall of the WestKey to Latin TermsIndex of Latin Greek AuthorsIndex to Maps Pla. All though a little dry there was a lot of great information in this book It covers all of the Roman Emperors from Augustus to the fall of the Western Empire Grant evens includes tidbits on upstarts who managed to actually get power for a small time It seems well researched and I really learned a lot I would have liked a complete biography through the end of the Byzantine Empire but it was still a worth the time I took to read it

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The Roman EmperorsOne of the greatest multiracial states the world has ever known the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to the Sahara from the Atlantic to the Euphrates Vast powerful Imperial Rome instituted many conventions that distinguish life today reason enough for us to wonder about the men who ruled in her name Some early writers painted vivid portraits that with their sensational details often overshadowed the events of t. Classical scholar Michael Grant put together an excellent well sourced collection of brief biographies covering all the Roman emperors from the first emperor Augustus 31 BC to Romulus 476 AD the last emperor of the West The Eastern Byzantine Empire which was Greek than Roman lasted another thousand years until the capital Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 Trebizond a rump state of the Byzantine Empire limped on until 1461With the exception of some truly great emperors like the first Augustus Hadrian Marcus Aurelius and Constantine and a handful of reasonably good ones like Nerva Antoninus Pius Trajan and Vespasian the remainder tended to run the gamut from competent to mediocre to unremittingly evil or hopelessly insane Moreover in the case of the majority of the non entities who held the job some simultaneously and for very short periods the emperors' life expectancy was short However for that brief period they lived much better than most people in the ancient world Many were assassinated killed in battle or executed and while they remained in power they had to deal with constant attack on all frontiers from Vandals Goths Huns et al by the time of Romulus the legions including the generals in Italy were mostly German palace intrigue rivals in their own family plagues famines economic disaster hyper inflated currency riots and civil war To paraphrase Gilbert and Sullivan's police sergeant Ah take one consideration with another a Roman emperor's lot was not a happy one