By (author) Barbara Levick
Vespasian by Barbara Levick
Book DescriptionFrom 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 Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession. Outlining how he gained military experience and political skills, Levick goes on to explore how Vespasian coped with the military, political and economic problems of his reign, and his evaluation of the solutions to these problems, before she finally examines his posthumous reputation. Part of the bestselling Roman Imperial Biographies series, Vespasian will engage, enthral and inform both students of classical studies and history, and the general classical enthusiast alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415166188
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » At last filling a glaring gap in biographies of the first-century Caesars, this is the long-awaited life of Vespasian, the down-to-earth, country-born emperor who restored Rome both physically and spiritually after the crazy upheavals of the Julio-Claudians, and initiated what we see as the golden age of the Roman Empire. Academic in approach, it is enormously detailed on the politics and personalities of the period, who are as dramatic as anything in the time of Julius Caesar, but the machinations of the subsequent reign make for an equally intriguing read. Indispensable for students of the period. Review by LINDSEY DAVIS Editor's note: Lindsey Davis's novels dealing with this period include One Virgin Too Many. (Kirkus UK)
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