- ISBN 9780500287637
- 25.40 x 19.10 cm
- 293 Illustrations, 98 in colour
- First published 2008
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‘Highly readable and very authoritative’ – Reference Reviews
Companion volume to 'Chronicle of the Roman Emperors'
• Biographical accounts of 57 of the foremost Romans of the Republic, from the foundation of Rome in 753 BC to the Battle of Actium in 31 BC
•The famous, such as Scipio Africanus, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and the less well known, such as Coriolanus, Fabius Maximus ‘the Delayer’ and Cato the Censor
• Timelines throughout with at-a-glance visual guides to the lives of each character and key events
• Datafiles listing information such as famous ancestors, positions held, wives and children, and manner of death
• Anecdotes from Roman historians, such as Polybius, Livy and Cicero
• Special features, ranging from the Etruscans to Gladiators, from Hannibal to Cleopatra and Egypt, plus genealogical trees and numerous sidebars
Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John’s College, Oxford, and is the author of several books on the classical world, including The Sons of Caesar, The Enemies of Rome, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day and Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day.