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  1. Claudius

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara Levick

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Claudius became emperor after the assassination of Caligula, and was deified by his successor Nero in AD 54. Opinions of him have varied greatly over succeeding centuries, but he has mostly been caricatured as a reluctant emperor, hampered by a speech impediment, who preferred reading to ruling....

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Agrippina

    Mother of Nero

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    Published November 1st 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Vespasian, 2nd Edition
    By Barbara Levick
    To Be Published June 30th 2016

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