Year of the Four Emperors
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Year of the Four Emperors by Kenneth Wellesley
Book DescriptionAfter Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace. This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415236201
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Wellesley
Histories, Paperback (June 2009)
In AD68 Nero's suicide marked the end of the first dynasty of imperial Rome. The following year was one of drama and danger, though not of chaos. This book gives us an account based on excellent authorities.
Year of the Four Emperors, Hardback (July 2000)» View all books by Kenneth Wellesley
A welcome reissue of Kenneth Wellesley's classic study, this is the only book to tackle this crucial period in detail and will appeal to scholars, students and the general reader alike.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Wellesley
Kenneth Wellesley taught in the Department of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Edinburgh from 1949 until his retirement in 1981. A contributor to many classical periodicals, he is best known as a Tacitean scholar: he translated the Histories for the Penguin Classics series and edited both the Histories and part of the Annales for the Teubner Library. Barbara Levick was Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. Her published works include biographies of Tiberius (Routledge Pb 1999), Vespasian (Routledge 1999) and Claudius (1993) , as well as a sourcebook on The Government of the Roman Empire (Routledge 2000)
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