A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors
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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