From the Inside Flap
The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome is a unique book. Not only does its scope detail the lives all the Roman emperors until the end of the classical age in the mid-sixth century ad in a highly readable narrative text, but it also provides at least one portrait coin or bust of every single one.
Usurpers of the throne and would-be aspirants to the purple get a look in too in words and pictures, as well as many of the major figures families.
In all, there are 390 illustrations and over 70 colour maps charting the changing fortunes of the empires frontiers, military campaigns and social situations.
Complemented by nine family trees, a major glossary, Latin/English place names and a table of rulers, popes and patriarchs, The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome is destined to be a standard reference to the subject as well as a joyride of a read.
From the Back Cover
Few books before have ever explored the exploits, achievements and notorious antics of ancient Romes imperial dynasties in such readable detail. This title sets out to describe the lives of every man (and a few women) who aspired to the purple from Augustus in 23 BC to Justinian I, who died in AD 565 arguably the end of Romes classical period. Many are familiar with the descendants of Julius Caesar Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, and Nero but how many readers know about Maximinus Thrax, Claudius II Gothicus, or the Gallic Empire of Postumus? All 118 emperors and barbarian rulers of the period are brought vividly to life, illustrated by a mixture of drawings of their busts and coinage, and complemented by specially-commissioned maps that clearly outline imperial ambitions and failures.
The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome is a record of the political, social, military and economic strategies of the worlds most powerful and influential empire. This unique book is an essential companion to anyone interested in, or studying, the ancient Romans.