Lives of the Caesars
Lives of the Caesars is a collection of biographical essays about Rome's most fascinating and influential emperors, from Augustus to Justinian. Written by authoritative experts in an accessible and lively style, this book examines 12 individuals who each placed their own distinctive stamp on one of the most significant periods in European history.
Each chapter presents a biographical look at the familiar personalities, idiosyncrasies and problems associated with the reign of these powerful men. Replete with illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and a chart of the Julio-Claudian, Flavian and Severan dynasties, Lives of the Caesars is an engaging introduction to Roman imperial history.