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  1. Caligula

    The Abuse of Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Augustus

    2nd Edition

    By Patricia Southern

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Galerius and the Will of Diocletian

    By William Lewis Leadbetter

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Drawing from a variety of sources - literary, visual, archaeological; papyri, inscriptions and coins – the author studies the nature of Diocletian’s imperial strategy, his wars, his religious views and his abdication. The author also examines Galerius’ endeavour to take control of Diocletian’s...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Constantine and the Christian Empire

    2nd Edition

    By Charles Odahl

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 – 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Julius Caesar

    The Colossus of Rome

    By Richard A. Billows

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Julius Caesar offers a lively, engaging, and thoroughly up-to-date account of Caesar’s life and times. Richard Billows’ dynamic and fast paced narrative offers an imaginative recounting of actions and events, providing the ideal introduction to Julius Caesar for general readers and students of...

    Published August 19th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Vespasian

    By Barbara Levick

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this well-documented and illustrated biography examines the life and time of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Examining received opinions on Vespasian, Barbara...

    Published June 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  7. Nerva and the Roman Succession Crisis of AD 96-99

    By John D Grainger, John Grainger

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    The imperial succession at Rome was notoriously uncertain, and where possible hereditary succession was preferred. John Grainger's detailed study looks at aperiod of intrigue and conspiracy. He explores how, why and by whom Domitian was killed, the rule of Nerva, chosen to succeed him, and finally...

    Published August 19th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Aurelian and the Third Century

    By Alaric Watson

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Aurelian and the Third Century provides a re-evaluation, in the light of recent scholarship, of the difficulties facing the Roman empire in the AD 260s and 270s, concentrating upon the reign of the Emperor Aurelian and his part in summoning them. With introduction examining the situation in...

    Published December 11th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Trajan

    Optimus Princeps

    By Julian Bennett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Did Trajan really deserve his reputation as the embodiment of all imperial virtues? Why did Dante, writing in the Middle Ages, place him in the sixth sphere of Heaven among the Just and Temperate rulers?In this, the only biography of Trajan available in English, Julian Bennett rigorously tests the...

    Published December 21st 2000 by Routledge

  10. Year of the Four Emperors

    3rd Edition

    By Kenneth Wellesley

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for...

    Published July 20th 2000 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Claudius, 2nd Edition
    By Barbara Levick
    To Be Published May 19th 2015
  2. Vespasian, 2nd Edition
    By Barbara Levick
    To Be Published November 30th 2015

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