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The Resource Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome, Chris Scarre

Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome, Chris Scarre

Label
Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome
Title
Chronicle of the Roman emperors
Title remainder
the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome
Statement of responsibility
Chris Scarre
Title variation
Roman emperors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicle of the Roman Emperors is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: the Chronicle provides the answers, quickly and authoritatively. This is only one aspect, however, of the book's value. The biographical portraits of the 56 principal emperors from Augustus to Constantine, together with a concluding section on the later emperors, build into a highly readable single-volume history of imperial Rome. Colorful contemporary judgments by writers such as Suetonius and Tacitus are balanced by judicious character assessments made in the light of modern research. The famous and the infamous - Caligula and Claudius, Trajan and Caracalla - receive their due, while lesser names emerge clearly from the shadows for the first time
  • In addition to timelines detailing major events, each emperor is introduced by a coin portrait, a bust and a datafile listing key information, such as name at birth, full imperial titles, and place and manner of death. Numerous special features supplement the main narrative
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scarre, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 937/.06/0922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG274
LC item number
.S28 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • Rome
Label
Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome, Chris Scarre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first emperors, 31 BC-AD 96: Monuments of a dynasty -- Claudius the builder -- Nero's golden house -- The Colosseum -- The new palace -- The high point of Empire, AD 96-235: Trajan's column -- Hadrian's buildings -- Severus the builder -- The baths of Caracalla -- Crisis and renewal, AD 235-337: The Gallic emprie -- Palmyra -- Buildings of the new empire -- Constantine and Rome -- The last emperors, AD 337-476
Control code
ocm33383117
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500050774
Lccn
95060277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color) maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33383117
Label
Chronicle of the Roman emperors : the reign-by-reign record of the rulers of Imperial Rome, Chris Scarre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first emperors, 31 BC-AD 96: Monuments of a dynasty -- Claudius the builder -- Nero's golden house -- The Colosseum -- The new palace -- The high point of Empire, AD 96-235: Trajan's column -- Hadrian's buildings -- Severus the builder -- The baths of Caracalla -- Crisis and renewal, AD 235-337: The Gallic emprie -- Palmyra -- Buildings of the new empire -- Constantine and Rome -- The last emperors, AD 337-476
Control code
ocm33383117
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500050774
Lccn
95060277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color) maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33383117

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