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The Caesars: might and madness Hardcover – January 1, 1958


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam; First edition (1958)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007DMFOE
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul L. TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting review of the Caesars, from Julius to Constantine. It relies on classical sources, with a minimum of editorial comment or pedantic analysis. It is thus a good book if you want a summary Roman history as told through the lives of the Caesars. It is not a detailed discussion and analysis of specific periods, such as the reign of a particular Caesar. Rather, it covers all of them in less than 350 pages, so the attention given over to any one of them is limited. My only negative comment is that I think that there should have been some general discussion of the Roman political system and how it evolved; specifically the relationship between the Senate, the Army and the Emperor. Aspects of these relationships are discussed, but not fully (at least to my satisfaction). To this extent I would have liked more editorial comment and pedantic analysis.
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