A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors

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Running Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 234 pages
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Rome has too often been depicted as a pinnacle of culture and civilization. The same could not be said for its emperors. Examining the private lives of the Caesars from Julius to Nero, Blond shows how they really lived in stark contrast to traditional perceptions of bold leaders, tyrants and mad men.

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User Review  - jakadk - LibraryThing

A good, compact read - an "Imperial primer", if you will. The title "Roman Emperors" is a tad misleading - it does not cover ALL the emperors - but the selection it covers are all colourful and ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

Salacious, scandalous, and vulgar: who wouldn't love reading about the private lives of the Emperors? With a nod to Suetonious Blond here collates the other rag sheet atrocities of the private Emperors. It makes for torrid but historically based reading. Read full review


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Antony Blond, a former publisher, now lives in France and is the author of a number of books including Jew Made in England and The World of Simon Raven. He writes regularly for Spectator and Literary Review.

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