Chronicle of the Roman Emperors


Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome

  1. Chris Scarre
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  • ISBN 9780500289891
  • 25.20 x 19.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 240pp
  • 328 Illustrations, 111 in colour
  • First published 2012
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‘Expertly unpicks the tangled imperial lineage … Scarre provides lively detail’ – The Independent

A highly readable popular history and a unique work of reference, including:

Biographical accounts of all the emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Personalities and eccentricities of the famous – Claudius, Trajan, Hadrian, Diocletian – and the infamous – Caligula, Nero, Caracalla, Elagabalus
Timelines throughout with at-a-glance visual guides to the length of each reign, and the main events to the fall of Rome
Datafiles for every emperor listing key information such as name at birth, wives and children, full imperial titles and place and manner of death
Extensive quotations from Roman historians such as the scurrilous Suetonius and the sober Tacitus
Genealogical trees and over 90 sidebars and special features ranging from Nero’s Golden House to Diocletian’s Palace
328 illustrations including coin portraits and busts of each emperor, maps and battle plans, and cutaway diagrams of imperial monuments

Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at Durham University. He is the editor of The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World and The Human Past, both published by Thames & Hudson.