Augustus to Nero a sourcebook on Roman history 31BC-AD68 by David Braund

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  • Rome -- History -- The five Julii, 30 B.C.-68 A.D. -- Sources.,
  • Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Sources.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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StatementDavid C. Braund.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 334 p. ;
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14239759M
ISBN 100709906595, 0709932065

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"About the Life of the Caesars"), commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.

The work, written in AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal Author: Suetonius. Nero Claudius Caesar ( A.D.) was one of Rome’s most infamous emperors, who ruled from 54 A.D.

until his death by suicide 14 years later. Emperor Nero is best known for his debauchery. "The dramatic rise and long rule of Caesar Augustus is the subject of Adrian Goldsworthy’s substantial new biography, Augustus: First Emperor of Rome.

The book is a fascinating study of political life in ancient Rome, and the parallels with our own political system are numerous and : Yale University Press. Paul Before Nero. First, Nero was the Caesar to whom Paul appealed when he was unjustly accused by the Jews and falsely imprisoned (cf.

Acts ). The apostle was taken to Rome and kept under guard for two years (Acts ), before Nero finally heard his case. Book Six: IV Nero’s Grandfather Gnaeus was the father of that Lucius Domitius who later became well-known as Augustus ’s executor, and was named in his will as the (symbolic) purchaser of his household goods and other assets.

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Nero entered on his third consulship with Valerius Messala, whose great-grandfather, the orator Corvinus, was still remembered by a few old men, as having been the colleague of the Divine Augustus, Nero's great-grandfather, in the same office.

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Upbringing. Nero’s father, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, died about 40 ce, and Nero was brought up by his mother, Julia Agrippina, a great-granddaughter of the emperor poisoning her second husband, Agrippina incestuously became the wife of her uncle, the emperor Claudius, and persuaded him to favour Nero for the succession, over the rightful claim of.

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Author: History, Captivating; ISBN Seller Rating: % positive. Augustus was the first Roman emperor. As a young man he was known as Octavian. When Julius Caesar was assassinated, Octavian led his armies to victory in the battle for power over Rome.

He proclaimed himself “First Citizen” and took the name Augustus. A brilliant politician, Octavian knew that the Roman people hated the idea of kings and. P owerful men do love a transhistorical man-crush – fixating on an ancestor figure, who can be venerated, perhaps surpassed.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has told the Author: Charlotte Higgins. Book Five: Claudius (later deified) Book Five: I His Father, Drusus the Elder. Drusus the Elder, Claudius Caesar’s father, who was first named Decimus and later Nero, was born (in 38BC) to Livia, less than three months after she wedded pregnancy at the time of the marriage led to suspicions that Drusus was the result of his stepfather’s adultery with her.

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Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Marcus Agrippa waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and married Augustus's daughter Julia.

His bloodline lived on in the imperial family to his grandson Caligula and great-grandson Nero. Augustus as a Leader. Augustus and the Creation of the Roman Empire: A Brief History With Documents by Ron Mellor. This collection of primary. Nero was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian family, a dynasty that had lasted only 54 years following the death of its founder, Augustus – not an ucommon length of time for a ruling dynasty, but much shorter than some other dynasties elsewhere in the world.

Compared with the preceding rulers, Julius Caesar and Augustus, the name does not ring out with the same fame and pomposity. Shakespeare wrote no plays about Tiberius; his name does not echo in the history books with the same awe-inspiring prominence.

Even his successors, Caligula and Nero, are more famous than he was.He reminds the reader that Augustus was a peaceful leader, a difficult feat given the recent civil war. The historian compares the reigns of Augustus with Nero, noticing that under Nero's principate, the Senate has devolved into a partying group of yesmen (people who tell the emperor only what he wants to hear).Tacitus, Roman orator and public official, probably the greatest historian and one of the greatest prose stylists who wrote in the Latin language.

Among his works are the Germania, describing the Germanic tribes, the Historiae (Histories), concerning .

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