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Nero

Nero

Jurgen Malitz

ISBN: 978-1-405-12178-1

Aug 2005, Wiley-Blackwell

188 pages

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$34.95

Description

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.
List of Illustrations.

Nero's Family Tree.

The Roman Empire.

Timeline.

Part I: Augustus’ Great-great-grandson.

Part II: Heir to the Throne.

Part III: Quinquennium Neronis.

Part IV: Matricide.

Part V: “What a loss for the theatre”.

Part VI:The Princeps and the Populace of Rome.

Part VII:The Provinces of the Empire.

Part VIII: The Great Fire of Rome.

Part IX: Opposition.

Part X: Trip to Greece.

Part XI: The End of the Dynasty.

Part XII: Quo Vadis? Nero’s “Afterlife”.

Appendix: The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: An English Translation, Augmented with the Biographies of Contemporary Statesmen, Orators, Poets, and Other Associates: Suetonius.

Bibliography.

Index

· A succinct biography of Nero -- the notorious Roman Emperor who murdered his mother and all possible contestants to the throne and brutally persecuted the Christians

· Shows how Nero’s attempts to combine two careers, as actor and emperor, led to his downfall

· Outlines the often forgotten aspects of his reign -- his initial popularity, patronage of the arts, and innovations in architecture

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

· Allows readers to form their own judgment of this controversial figure.