From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, this comprehensive volume reveals how the Roman Emperors ran the empire in peace and war, in public and behind the scenes. Seven thematic chapters range from the foundation of the empire and the different paths to power, to imperial building projects in Rome and Constantinople and the emperors on campaign. The text is vivid and accessible; it includes 10 special features boxes, along with maps, diagrams, tables of useful information, and more than 80 quotations from ancient commentators.
Michael Sommer is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Liverpool.
Introduction * 1. The Story of an Empire * 2. Augustus and the Transition to Empire 3. Becoming Emperor * 4. Being Emperor * 5. Emperors on Campaign * 6. Rome and Constantinople * 7. Decline and Fall in the West