The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's first Dynasty

Author(s): PHILIP. MATYSZAK

History

At the heart of this history of the Julio-Claudian dynasty are the lives of six men - Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius and Nero - men who mastered Rome and changed it from a democracy to a personal possession. It was no easy task: Caesar and Caligula were assassinated, Nero committed suicide and Claudius was poisoned. Only Augustus and Tiberius died natural deaths - and even that is uncertain. The Julio-Claudian saga has a host of other characters, from Cicero, the last great statesman of the Republic, to Livia, matriarch of the Empire; the passionate Mark Antony and the scheming Sejanus; and Agrippina, mother of Nero and sister of Caligula, who probably murdered her husband and in turn was killed by her son. Set against a background of foreign wars and domestic intrigue, the story of Rome's greatest dynasty is also the story of the birth of an imperial system that shaped the Europe of today.

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  • : 9780500295908
  • : Thames & Hudson, Limited
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : September 2020
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  • : books

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  • : PHILIP. MATYSZAK
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 937/.070922 B
  • : 304