Lives of the Caesars tells the stories of 12 of Rome's most fascinating and influential rulers, uncovering the unique features of their reigns which allowed them to earn their places in history. * A comprehensive and engaging account of the lives of the Caesars, who helped shaped one of the most significant periods in history * Each chapter entertainingly recounts the life and reign of a Roman emperor * Includes notorious leaders such as Nero and Caligula, as well as less famous ones like Diocletian and Vespasian * Includes illustrations, a timeline of Roman history, and a chart of dynasties
Anthony A. Barrett is Emeritus Professor of Classics and Distinguished University Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Barrett has published a number of books and articles on Roman antiquity and is the author of three ancient biographies, on Caligula, Agrippina the Younger, and Livia.
List of Illustrations. Note on Contributors. Aknowledgements. Abbreviations. Maps. Family Trees . Introduction. Anthony A. Barrett . I Augustus. Werner Eck . II Tiberius. Greg Rowe. III Caligula. Anthony A. Barrett . IV Claudius. Donna W. Hurley . V Nero. Miriam Griffin. VI Vespasian. Barbara Levick. VII Hadrian. Mary T. Boatwright. VIII Marcus Aurelius. Anthony R. Birley . IX Severus. David Potter. X Diocletian. Simon Corcoran . XI Constantine. Noel Lenski . XII Justinian. Allan Evans . Glossary of Roman Terms