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The Emperor Nero: A Guide to the Ancient Sources
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Anthony A. Barrett Elaine Fantham
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The Emperor Nero: A Guide to the Ancient Sources

Anthony A. Barrett Elaine Fantham John C. Yardley


9780691156514

Princeton University Pres


Biography: historical, political & military;
Reference works;
History;
European history;
Classical history & classical civilisation


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Nero's reign (AD 54-68) witnessed some of the most memorable events in Roman history, such as the rebellion of Boudica and the first persecution of the Christians - not to mention Nero's murder of his mother, his tyranny and extravagance, and his suicide, which plunged the empire into civil war. The Emperor Nero gathers into a single collection the major sources for Nero's life and rule, providing students of Nero and ancient Rome with the most authoritative and accessible reader there is.
 
The Emperor Nero features clear, contemporary translations of key literary sources along with translations and explanations of representative inscriptions and coins issued under Nero. An informative introduction situates the emperor's reign within the history of the Roman Empire, and concise headnotes to chapters place the source material in historical and biographical context. Passages are accompanied by detailed notes and are organized around events, such as the Great Fire of Rome, or by topic, such as Nero's relationships with his wives. Complex events like the war with Parthia - split up among several chapters in Tacitus - are brought together in continuous narratives, making this the most comprehensible and user-friendly sourcebook on Nero available.

Edited by:   Anthony A. Barrett, Elaine Fantham, John C. Yardley
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780691156514
ISBN 10:   0691156514
Publication Date:   July 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Preface vii Introduction xi List of Major Events during Nero's Lifetime xxvii I THE MAKING OF THE EMPEROR 1 II THE NEW EMPEROR 22 III ENEMIES WITHIN 41 IV PARTHIA 77 V BRITAIN AND GERMANY 118 VI THE GREAT FIRE 149 VII THE EMPEROR'S WIVES 171 VIII CONSPIRACIES 190 IX THE EMPEROR AS ARTIST AND SHOWMAN 231 X DEATH 265 Bibliography 287 Index 295


A superb addition to current interest in Nero, not least because its authors form an all-star team for any study of Neronian Rome. --Lauren Ginsberg, Bryn Mawr Classical Review The Emperor Nero is a guidebook to literary and primary sources on early imperial Rome that specifically relate to Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68 CE), the final Julio-Claudian emperor. Classicists Barrett, Fantham, and Yardley divide the book into topical chapters covering subjects ranging from Nero's rise to power and foreign imperial conquests to his personal life and palace intrigues. --Choice

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