Optimus Princeps

By Julian Bennett

© 2000 – Routledge

352 pages

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New in Paperback: 9780415241502
pub: 2000-12-21
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Hardback: 9780415165242
pub: 1997-04-17
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About the Book

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 substance of this glorious reputation. Surprisingly, for a Roman emperor, Trajan comes through the test with his reputation relatively intact.

About the Series

Roman Imperial Biographies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General