Year of the Four Emperors by Kenneth WellesleyYear of the Four Emperors by Kenneth Wellesley

Year of the Four Emperors

byKenneth WellesleyEditorKenneth Wellesley

Paperback | September 1, 2000

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After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate battles at Cremona and the capture of Rome for Vespasian, which action saw the fourth emperor of the year, but also brought peace.
This classic work, now updated and reissued under a new title, is a gripping account of this tumultuous year. Wellesley also focuses on the year's historical importance, which also marked the watershed between the first and second imperial dynasties.
Kenneth Wellesley taught in the Department of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Edinburgh from 1949 until his retirement in 1981. A contributor to many classical periodicals, he is best known as a Tacitean scholar: he translated theHistoriesfor the Penguin Classics series and edited both theHistoriesand part of theAnnalesfor the Te...
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Title:Year of the Four EmperorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415236207

ISBN - 13:9780415236201

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