By (author) Edward Champlin
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Nero by Edward Champlin
Book DescriptionThe Roman emperor Nero is remembered as the vain and immoral monster who fiddled while Rome burned. He murdered his younger brother and rival to the throne. He then murdered his mother, with whom he may have slept. He killed his pregnant wife in a fit of rage, then castrated and married a young freedman because he resembled her. Without seeking to rehabilitate Nero, Champlin reinterprets his enormities on their own terms, as the self-conscious performances of an imperial actor with a formidable grasp of Roman history and mythology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018228
(225mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edward Champlin
Cambridge Ancient History, Hardback (February 1996)
This Ancient History describes the period beginning in the year after the death of Julius Caesar, and ending in the year after the fall of Nero.
Final Judgments, Hardback (June 1991)» View all books by Edward Champlin
By examining wills, this book offers interpretations of, or insights into, subjects as diverse as captatio (inheritance-seeking), the structure of the Roman family, the manumission of slaves, public philanthropy, the afterlife and the relation of subject to emperor.
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Author Biography - Edward Champlin
Edward Champlin is Professor of Classics and Cotsen Professor of Humanities, Princeton University.
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