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Imperial first family in Rome,
This review is from: The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty (Hardcover)
The first imperial family, the Julio-Claudian, lived in complex times. Their family relations were complicated as well. The writer Philip Matyszak knows how to write about this, without complicating it for the reader and making this part of history vivid and interesting to the reader. The writer used many ancient sources. He has integrated these sources in his book in a way that the ancient texts are a welcome addition to the book. I have read quite a lot of books about this Roman family, but I must say that this book is one of the best books. It is accessible to every reader without oversimplifying the text. The Romans and their lives presented in this book will become alive to the readers. It will be no surprise that I recommend this non-fiction page-turner to everyone interested in (Roman) history.