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Vespasian

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Vespasian by Barbara Levick
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From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this volume examines the life and times of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and confidence to Rome and ensured a smooth succession, how he coped with the military, political and economic problems of his reign, and his evaluation of the solutions to these problems, before she finally examines his posthumous reputation. Now updated to take account of the past 15 years of scholarship, and with a new chapter on literature under the Flavians, Vespasian is a fascinating study for students of Roman history and the general classical enthusiast alike.

Author Biography

Barbara Levick is Fellow and Tutor Emeritus, St. Hilda's College, Oxford. She has published extensively on Roman history, with titles including Tiberius the Politician (Routledge, 1999), Vespasian (Routledge, 1999), The Government of the Roman Empire, second edition (Routledge, 2001), Julia Domna: Syrian Empress (Routledge, 2007) and Augustus: Image and Substance (2010).
Release date NZ
September 29th, 2016
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Illustrations
9 Line drawings, black and white; 34 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
346
Dimensions
156x234x25
ISBN-13
9780415708890
Product ID
23139965

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