Emperor Of Rome
Ruling The Ancient Roman World
Limited number of signed copies available while stocks last
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What was it really like to rule and be ruled in the Ancient Roman world?
In her international best-seller SPQR, Mary Beard told the thousand-year story of ancient Rome. Now, she shines her spotlight on the emperors who ruled the Roman empire, from Julius Caesar (assassinated 44 BCE) to Alexander Severus (assassinated 235 CE). Emperor Of Rome is not your usual chronological account of Roman rulers, one after another: the mad Caligula, the monster Nero, the philosopher Marcus Aurelius.
Beard asks bigger questions: What power did emperors actually have? Was the Roman palace really so bloodstained? Emperor Of Rome goes directly to the heart of Roman (and our own) fantasies about what it was to be Roman, offering an account of Roman history as it has never been presented before.
This pre-order title will be shipped after publication date of 28th September 2023. If you are ordering other books alongside this title, the entire order will be shipped at the same time. If you wish to receive the other books sooner, please place them on a separate order.
Hardback; 234 x 153mm