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Praetorian The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial BodyguardA riveting account of ancient Rome’s imperial bodyguard the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make or destroy the emperors they servedFounded by Augustus around 27 BC the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family As the centuries unfolded however Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as pow. An okay reference

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