The Roman Emperors

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Grange, 2008 - Emperors - 255 pages
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Tl;DR- How much should you pay for this book? No more than 40 USD.
This book specializes in one thing: Telling you about all of the wonderful adventures that all of the crazy emperors had
. This is a colorful collection of brief histories on all of the crazy lunatics, each one a stand-alone adventure of its own. There is little else; wars and battles are mentioned, but this book is not about the army, the society of Rome, or its downfall.
You’ll be told all about Nero and his mother’s incestual adventures, Caracalla killing 20,000 Alexandrians because he couldn’t take a joke, and Elagabalus deifying a rock (specifically a piece of a meteorite), but you won’t be told much else. Each emperor is an isolated history.
All in all, it’s an entertaining read for an introduction to Roman history. Lots of pictures, explanations, and the most scandalous stories that Rome has to offer.
 

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