Nero

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 192 pages
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In this rigorously researched biography Jürgen Malitz invites readers to reconsider the reputation of the Roman Emperor Nero.

  • Focuses on the growing tension between Nero’s artistic tendencies and his role as emperor.

  • Steers readers through the diverse interpretations of Nero that have arisen through the ages.

  • Allows readers to form a balanced judgment of this divisive and controversial Emperor.
 

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

The first few chapters of this brief bio of Nero were engaging, but after Agrippina’s murder, my interest died with her. Not the most absorbing of narratives. Read full review

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User Review  - MarysGirl - LibraryThing

Re-read and annotated this one as I'm making notes for a sequel to "Sword of the Gladiatrix". Unfortunately, not that useful for research. This is a non-academic take on Nero and his reign which ... Read full review

Contents

I Augustus Greatgreatgrandson
1
II Heir to the Throne
5
III Quinquennium Neronis
15
IV Matricide
24
V What a loss for the theater
36
VI The Princeps and the Populace of Rome
46
VII The Provinces of the Empire
53
VIII The Great Fire of Rome
66
IX Opposition
77
X Trip to Greece
88
XI The End of the Dynasty
99
XII Quo Vadis? Neros Afterlife
109
Appendix Suetonius The Lives of the Twelve Caesars An English Translation Augmented with the Biographies of Contemporary Statesmen Orators P...
114
Bibliography
163
Index
165
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About the author (2008)

Jürgen Malitz is Chair of Ancient History at the Catholic University, Eichstätt. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Histories of Posidonius (1983) and Nicolaus of Damascus, Life of Augustus (2003). Malitz also specialises in the development of PC and Internet applications for the Classics, including Gnomon Online, Numismatische Bilddatenbank Eichstätt, and ConcEyst.

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